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Army Corp of Engineers. Developed IVM plan for Tennessee island ROW. Hand cutting caused multiple sprouts & debris accumulation. Brush impedes access for locating, testing, leak inspections. Pig Island Case Study. YMCA. Botanical study initiated one year following brush mowing.

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Developed ivm plan for tennessee island row
Developed IVM plan for Tennessee island ROW

Pipeline ecosystem study began summer 2007
Pipeline Ecosystem Study began summer 2007

Hill center & lateral

Valley center & lateral

Good brush control where application is proper
Good brush control where application is proper

2008 selective backpack treatment of all missed brush
2008 selective backpack treatment study transectsof all missed brush

Ymca peninsula managed
YMCA peninsula managed study transects

Spring 2007 after mowing

Summer 2009 after spraying

Riparian grass buffer established
Riparian grass buffer established study transects

Selective treatment with water-approved herbicides

Trees eliminated from study sites
Trees eliminated from study transectsstudy sites

Backpack Treatment 2008

Botanical Study 2009

Tree ground cover by study site
Tree % Ground Cover by study site study transects




State wildflower released
State wildflower released study transects

Passion Flower

Good wildlife food established
Good wildlife food established study transects


wild oats

Ivm ecosystem management workshop 10 15 09 army corp columbia gulf tva
IVM - Ecosystem study transectsManagement Workshop 10/15/09 Army Corp, Columbia Gulf, TVA

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  • IVM Partners reviewed this case study and others with IVM and Ecosystem Management training to the Army Corp of Engineers Environmental Conference in Nashville, TN on March 17, 2010.