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Beaver Island Archipelago Protection

November 3, 2014

Protecting Beaver Island’s diverse flora and fauna is paramount to the island’s future. That’s why CRA and partners recently concluded treatment of several of invasive plants including phragmites, reed canary grass, first-year marsh thistle, autumn olive, honeysuckle, multiflora rose and oriental bittersweet. The work was concentrated on the island’s Great Lakes shoreline as well as inland properties.

Invasive phragmites treatment totaled over six acres around the entire shoreline.  Areas of native phragmites were also noted and left to grow. CRA and partners will be back in the spring to treat spotted knapweed, sweet clover and bladder campion as well as another round of fall treatment.

Special thanks to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Sustain Our Great Lakes program for providing critical funding for this project and thank you to our project partners including Beaver Island Association, Central Michigan University, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Little Traverse Conservancy, Michigan DNR, Peaine Township, The Nature Conservancy and Wildlife and Wetlands Solutions.

Right: Beaver Island, as seen from space


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