Controlling Invasive Species within the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$186,248

Lake Basin(s):

Michigan

Project Location(s):

The Door County Coastal Wetlands Ramsar Site in Door County, Wisconsin

The Nature Conservancy will apply a landscape approach to prioritizing and controlling invasive plant species across the Door Peninsula Ramsar Coastal Wetlands site. This work will include treating invasives across 500 acres of coastal wetlands, updating the inventory of invasive plant infestations, and restoring a 10-acre wetland by removing fill, treating invasives, and reseeding with native species. The Door Peninsula Ramsar Coastal Wetlands site is a 11,443-acre wetland complex designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention in 2015. The site comprises a diversity of high-quality regionally- and globally-significant wetland communities that provide critical habitat for nesting waterbirds, migratory birds and fish, and numerous resident wetland-associated mammals and amphibians, however, one of the greatest threats to the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands Ramsar Site is invasive plant species. This project will reduce priority infestations to a level that is manageable for staff and volunteers to maintain in the long-term, while enhancing high-quality coastal wetland habitat.

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