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Exotics Treatment in the Everglades Complex of Wildlife Management Areas 2006/2007 Jenny Ketterlin Sunrise Field Office Sunrise, FL

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1 Exotics Treatment in the Everglades Complex of Wildlife Management Areas 2006/2007 Jenny Ketterlin Sunrise Field Office Sunrise, FL Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

2 Everglades Complex of Wildlife Management Areas Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA 671,831 acres Rotenberger WMA 28,760 acres Holey Land WMA 35,350 acres Southern Glades Wildlife and Environmental Area 30,080 acres Frog Pond WMA 470 acres

3 Treatment by private contractors in FY 06/07 Chemical treatment in Everglades, Holey Land, and Rotenberger WMAs Lygodium microphyllum survey in WCA 3AS of Everglades WMA Maintenance and inventory of planted trees in WCA 3AN of Everglades WMA

4 Chemical treatment Everglades WMA 14 acres on 10 tree islands treated for Schinus 170 acres treated on Miami Canal north of I-75 for Schinus Total of $44, at $ per acre Rotenberger WMA 540 acres of Schinus and some Australian pine Total of $99, at $ per acre Holey Land WMA 753 acres of Schinus and some Lygodium $119, at $ per acre

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6 Cage maintenance

7 Total of $85, for 3,731 exclosures removed and 8,107 exclosures cleaned

8 Cooperative projects with SFWMD Chemical treatment of Miami Canal spoil banks Treatment of Lygodium on islands surveyed by FWC contractor Mechanical removal of S. terenbithifolius on three tree islands in WCA 3AN, west of Miami Canal Treatment of 106 acres of Ardesia, pepper, and some guava in Southern Glades

9 Removal of Brazilian pepper August 2006

10 SFWMD contractors chainsaw pepper trees

11 FWC employees pull off trunks

12 BeforeAfter

13 Before

14 After

15 Contracts for 2007/08 fiscal year Lygodium microphyllum survey in WCA 3A that will include collection of hydrological data with the goal of creating a predictive model for sampling prioritization Maintenance of planted trees, more tree planting, and spot exotics treatment in Everglades WMA Exotics treatment in Holey Land and Rotenberger WMAs

16 Emerging issue: Spread of torpedo grass in ATV trails

17 Questions?


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