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Exotics Treatment in the Everglades Complex of Wildlife Management Areas 2006/2007 Jenny Ketterlin Sunrise Field Office Sunrise, FL jennifer.ketterlin@myfwc.com 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

jennifer.ketterlin@myfwc.com

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


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


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


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 $44,710.52 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


Cage maintenance


Total of $85,952.00 for 3,731 exclosures removed and 8,107 exclosures cleaned


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


Removal of Brazilian pepperAugust 2006


SFWMD contractors chainsaw peppertrees


FWC employees pull off trunks


BeforeAfter


Before


After


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


Emerging issue:Spread of torpedo grass in ATV trails


Questions?


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