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

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Exotics Treatment in the Everglades Complex of Wildlife Management Areas2006/2007

Jenny Ketterlin

Sunrise Field Office

Sunrise, FL

[email protected]

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


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Everglades Complex of Wildlife Management Areas 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


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Treatment by private contractors Management Areasin 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


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Chemical treatment Management Areas

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 $44,710.52 at $243.00 per acre

    Rotenberger WMA

  • 540 acres of Schinus and some Australian pine

  • Total of $99,900.00 at $185.00 per acre

    Holey Land WMA

  • 753 acres of Schinus and some Lygodium

  • $119,943.62 at $159.33 per acre


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Cage maintenance Management Areas



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Cooperative projects with SFWMD exclosures cleaned

  • 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


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Removal of Brazilian pepper exclosures cleanedAugust 2006


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SFWMD contractors chainsaw pepper exclosures cleanedtrees


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FWC employees pull off trunks exclosures cleaned


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Before After exclosures cleaned


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Before exclosures cleaned


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After exclosures cleaned


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Contracts for 2007/08 fiscal year exclosures cleaned

  • 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


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Emerging issue: exclosures cleanedSpread of torpedo grass in ATV trails


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Questions? exclosures cleaned


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