A Design-Grow-Build
Ecological Consulting and
Land Management Firm

MROSD Invasive Weed Control

San Mateo County, CA

MROSD 960x350

PROJECT INFO:

OWNER:

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

PROJECT CONTRACTOR:

Ecological Concerns Incorporated

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District


PROJECT GOALS:

Invasive Species Suppression and Removal; Methods and Training; Monitor and Reporting

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District asked ECI to conduct invasive control on Italian Thistle, Carduus pycnocephalus, and other invasive species. ECI preformed pre-treatment surveys to advise finalize treatment method and timing. It was concluded that ECI would use a few of prescribed methods at designated sites on three preserves within 300 acres of grasslands and oak woodland. The specified treatment periods were in 2013 and 2014. ECI collected and logged all data before and after treatments to document the success of their efforts. ECI used GIS for mapping and reporting and also entered the data into Calflora Manager website.

ECI crew would hike an average of 10 miles a day while scouting areas for invasive species. Many of the patches of invasives were hidden off the trail and difficult to find. ECI continues to work with MROSD on several of their other properties and has enjoyed seeing the results of the work.

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