Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project Nels Parvi  [email_address] Pierce Conservation District 5430 66th Avenue East Pu...
2010 Focus: Find it! Kill it!
Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>Knotweed is a significant threat to riparian and wetland ecosystems </li>...
Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project www.knotweed-uk.com/Image-Gallery.html   uk-weedcontrol.co.uk/weedinformation.htm...
Knotweed can grow just about anywhere! Knotweed
Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>Began in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to control knotweed along the 78 ...
<ul><li>Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA)  </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis Count...
Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>Treatment strategies follow an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach ...
<ul><ul><li>Foliar treatment:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(3% Glyphosate  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and/or  1% Imazapyr )...
 
Contributions: <ul><li>2007 : </li></ul><ul><li>WSDA -  $ 15,185 </li></ul><ul><li>Tacoma Power – $? (canoe, survey, treat...
Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>2007 Project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveyed along Nisqually River mainst...
Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>2008 Project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued to survey and record knotwe...
Outreach materials
Community meeting in Ashford
<ul><li>Significant events in 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted knotweed bending party by Copper Creek in cooperation ...
Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>Project results for 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveyed on Mashel, L. Ma...
2009  treatment  area covers over 600 acres of land.  Total for the project in 2009 was over 193 acres treated   ~ 27 acre...
Lynch Creek Knotweed Property Owner: Kent Rutledge 1:10,000 Eatonville Ski Park Road
Reese Creek Knotweed Property Owner: DNR
Results: 2007 2008 Lower Watershed  2009
2007 2008 Tom Brown  Boat Launch
April 22, 2009 Tom Brown  Boat Launch
Outreach:  UNCF & Stream Stewards
Yil-me-hu  Yil-me-hu  Yil-me-hu  WINTER 2009
2010 Goals <ul><li>Survey Powell Creek, Rocky Slough, Lackamas Creek, Brighton Creek, Lacamas Creek, Murray Creek, Horn Cr...
2010 <ul><li>UNCF ‘Second Annual No Knotweed Day’ May 22 nd  in Ashford </li></ul>
Project uncertainty??? - PCD now on board - need to acquire more/new funding bloggingbelmont.com $$$ work results
Questions???
The End
Scientists are intending to introduce into Britain the sap-sucking Japanese louse which is the natural enemy of knotweed. ...
Berg Creek Big Creek Lynch Creek Busywild Creek Beaver Creek Reese Creek Catt Creek Little Mashel Mashel
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Nisqually Knotweed Control Project

  1. 1. Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project Nels Parvi [email_address] Pierce Conservation District 5430 66th Avenue East Puyallup, WA 98371 (253) 845-9770
  2. 2. 2010 Focus: Find it! Kill it!
  3. 3. Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>Knotweed is a significant threat to riparian and wetland ecosystems </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized as a problem by the public and by land management agencies – </li></ul><ul><li>1) displaces native plants </li></ul><ul><li>2) reduces habitat quality </li></ul><ul><li>3) causes erosion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project www.knotweed-uk.com/Image-Gallery.html uk-weedcontrol.co.uk/weedinformation.html Knotweed does produce seeds that can grow, they just aren’t very successful, so… Knotweed is most commonly spread by fragmentation <ul><li>Transported by: </li></ul><ul><li>natural actions – e.g.: floods </li></ul><ul><li>by people – e.g.: (illegal?) dumping or earthmoving </li></ul>
  5. 5. Knotweed can grow just about anywhere! Knotweed
  6. 6. Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>Began in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to control knotweed along the 78 mainstem river miles and its tributaries </li></ul><ul><li>Watershed approach * ; controlling upstream infestations while progressing downstream </li></ul><ul><li>* Upper/Lower watershed - </li></ul><ul><li>- prioritize maintaining area below LaGrande dam </li></ul><ul><li>- surveyed and treated annually </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis County Weed Boards; local, state, federal, and tribal agencies; and private landowners </li></ul>Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project
  8. 8. Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>Treatment strategies follow an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach – aquatic formulations & National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit </li></ul><ul><li>Work with public and private landowners on both sides of river </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Foliar treatment: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(3% Glyphosate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and/or 1% Imazapyr ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stem Injection: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 mL undiluted Glyphosate - for small patches or in combination with foliar </li></ul></ul>Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project Methods
  10. 11. Contributions: <ul><li>2007 : </li></ul><ul><li>WSDA - $ 15,185 </li></ul><ul><li>Tacoma Power – $? (canoe, survey, treatment) </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Tribe – $1850+ (raft/guide – three days, various GIS/map products) </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Lewis - $? (treatment) </li></ul><ul><li>2008 : </li></ul><ul><li>National Fish & Wildlife Foundation - $50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>WSDA - $10,766 </li></ul><ul><li>PCD - $3,700 (WCC Crew - one week ) </li></ul><ul><li>Tacoma Power – $3,500 (labor & expenses) </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Tribe – $1,850 (raft/guide – three days) </li></ul><ul><li>US FWS – $600 (jet boat/operator – one day) </li></ul><ul><li>NPS – 3.5 acres treated at Tahoma Woods </li></ul><ul><li>2009 : </li></ul><ul><li>SRFB/PSAR – awarded $127,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Tacoma Power - $4,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Tribe - $5,754 </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Lewis - $145,000 (all noxious weeds) </li></ul><ul><li>Nisqually Wildlife Refuge - $914 </li></ul><ul><li>USFS - $1,100 </li></ul><ul><li>NPS - $10,130 (next two years - may double) </li></ul><ul><li>PCD - offered to help coordinate volunteer events, demonstrate bending technique, provide consultations to landowners on revegetation </li></ul>
  11. 12. Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>2007 Project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveyed along Nisqually River mainstem, lower Mashel River, and parts of Mineral Creek; recorded 831 knotweed locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treated 30 sites on 5.3 acres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiated outreach to rural communities </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>2008 Project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued to survey and record knotweed locations along Nisqually River mainstem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded outreach to rural communities - notified and received permission from many landowners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased treatment capabilities – 3 weeks of WCC crew time & 60 gallon sprayer – 88 sites treated on 150.23 acres </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Outreach materials
  14. 15. Community meeting in Ashford
  15. 16. <ul><li>Significant events in 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted knotweed bending party by Copper Creek in cooperation with Upper Nisqually Community Forum (UNCF) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted site survey, boundary marking, hoop jumping, and treatment of GPNF parcel in coordination with USFS, Lewis County Weed Board, Chambers Creek KW Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gave presentations to UNCF and to Stream Stewards class </li></ul></ul>Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project
  16. 17. Nisqually River Knotweed Control Project <ul><li>Project results for 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveyed on Mashel, L. Mashel, Beaver, Busywild, Berg, Lynch, Big, Catt, Reese, Ohop, Tanwax, Toboton, Lackamas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial treatment to ½ mile past Skate Creek Bridge </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. 2009 treatment area covers over 600 acres of land. Total for the project in 2009 was over 193 acres treated ~ 27 acres of knotweed (@max label rate)
  18. 19. Lynch Creek Knotweed Property Owner: Kent Rutledge 1:10,000 Eatonville Ski Park Road
  19. 20. Reese Creek Knotweed Property Owner: DNR
  20. 21. Results: 2007 2008 Lower Watershed 2009
  21. 22. 2007 2008 Tom Brown Boat Launch
  22. 23. April 22, 2009 Tom Brown Boat Launch
  23. 24. Outreach: UNCF & Stream Stewards
  24. 25. Yil-me-hu Yil-me-hu Yil-me-hu WINTER 2009
  25. 26. 2010 Goals <ul><li>Survey Powell Creek, Rocky Slough, Lackamas Creek, Brighton Creek, Lacamas Creek, Murray Creek, Horn Creek, Yelm Creek, Thompson Creek, Muck Creek, Berry Creek, Little Nisqually (need permission slips/waivers) </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to monitor existing treatment sites for re-growth and survey lower river for new or missed infestations - Treat as necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Initial treatment of knotweed from Kernahan Road to vicinity of area south of Ashford </li></ul><ul><li>Revegetation? </li></ul>
  26. 27. 2010 <ul><li>UNCF ‘Second Annual No Knotweed Day’ May 22 nd in Ashford </li></ul>
  27. 28. Project uncertainty??? - PCD now on board - need to acquire more/new funding bloggingbelmont.com $$$ work results
  28. 29. Questions???
  29. 30. The End
  30. 31. Scientists are intending to introduce into Britain the sap-sucking Japanese louse which is the natural enemy of knotweed. It is thought that the 2mm long Aphalara itadori, a type of psyllid or jumping plant louse, will kill the plant without harming wildlife. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1201665/Japanese-knotweed-faces-nemesis-bug-foe-imported-East.html#ixzz0j1HIObhT
  31. 32. Berg Creek Big Creek Lynch Creek Busywild Creek Beaver Creek Reese Creek Catt Creek Little Mashel Mashel

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