Lost Creek at Elijah Bristow State Park MFWWC Project Site
Lost Creek at Elijah Bristow
In the past, this site was full of native trees and shrubs, but after vegetation removal in 1960s, invasive species have moved in and dominated the area. Several native plants were reintroduced to the site but new plants are facing competition from the invasive species and threat from wildlife predation. The site is being monitored to gain more understanding about the overall survival rate of the native plants.
Mohawk Watershed Partnership/McKenzie Watershed Council
Confluence of the McKenzie and Mohawk Rivers MWC Project Site
Springfield Country Club (SCC)
SCC is listed as a high priority site by the McKenzie Watershed council; it was monitored by the Riparian Restoration team prior to the other MWC sites. This is due to the high water temperatures in the area. The survival rates of the new native plants depend on the condition of the water. Several things that affect plant survival rates at other sites can also be found at this site such as invasive species and predation. The monitoring program is implemented to gain more understanding about the problems and the solutions for the site.
Alder Branch Project Site
The site is separated into 2 portions: the southern and the northern side. The primary threats for the newly planted native plants at this site are competition from invasive species as well as wildlife predation.
Mohawk – McKenzie Confluence Project Site
The restoration site can be separated into two sub-sections: the Mohawk River and the McKenzie River. Both sections are largely dominated by invasive species. Management of these non-native has been continuously implemented. Damages of the site due to high water and predation were visible after the site inspection in March 2010.
Conley Road Project Site
Before recent restoration efforts were implemented, cattle had access to the river and the vegetation was dominated by invasive species. Like the other sites, the main threat of the site is invasive species. Many plants can also be severely damaged by wildlife and flooding. Information about survival rates of the native plants at this site can be obtained through monitoring.