Phragmites in South Carolina(Cont..2007-2009)

2009 Control was significantly reduced based on the current budget problems that are faced by Local, State, and Federal entities and the fact that control has been effective in significantly reducing the populations to a more manageable number in several areas including the Santee Coastal Reserve WMA and the Santee Delta WMA areas

2009 Phragmites Control Operations
Location PDF Maps     Acres Costs
Santee Coastal pdf icon with link to santee coastal phragmites map     260 $51,025
Yawkey pdf icon with link to santee coastal phragmites map     50 $9,813
Baruch pdf icon with link to Baruch phragmites map     22 $4,823
Charleston Harbor
NWS
NO
MAP
    65 $12,756
Caw Caw Natural Area NO
MAP
    2 $289
Georgetown Parks pdf icon with link to Baruch phragmites map     19 $4,015
              TOTAL       418  $82,721
Private landowners NO
MAP
    No Final
Info
No Final
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2008 showed a measurable reduction in phragmites and significantly reduced treatment efforts. Based on input from agency managers and regional and county planners the focus in 2008 remained on phragmites control in coastal South Carolina. To improve the general operations efficacy, phragmites work was coordinated with the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and several county entities to include several SCDNR wildlife management areas and National Wildlife Refuges including Donnelley/Bear Island WMA, ACE Basin Refuge, Santee Coastal Reserve, Yawkey Wildlife Center, Santee Delta WMA, and Samworth WMA and locally impacted sites. The main purpose of which was to provide increased habitat opportunities for waterfowl and reclaim other important areas. 748 acres were treated at a cost of $110,039. That represents a 64% decrease in acreage from 2005’s high of 2083 acres and a decrease of 10% from the planned acreage for 2008(827 acres). Funding has been secured for additional phragmites work in the Intracoastal Waterway from Georgetown to Charleston and also in Charleston Harbor (250 acres). The phragmites invasion of coastal South Carolina has been slowed and additional work needs to be continued in future years.

2008 Phragmites Control Operations
Location PDF Maps     Acres Costs
Santee Coastal pdf icon with link to santee coastal phragmites map     400 $60,400
Santee Delta pdf icon with link to santee coastal phragmites map     70 $9,396
Baruch pdf icon with link to Baruch phragmites map     70 $9,396
Charleston Harbor
NWS
NO
MAP
    115 $16,386
Samworth pdf icon with link to Samworth WMA phragmites map     10 $1,348
ACE Basin pdf icon with link to ACE Basin phragmites map     10 $1,510
Caw Caw Natural Area pdf icon with link to Caw Caw Natural area phragmites map     7 $767
Cape Island pdf icon with link to santee coastal phragmites map     15 $2,565
Georgetown Parks pdf icon with link to Baruch phragmites map     51 $8,271
              TOTAL       748  $110,039
Private landowners NO
MAP
    No Final
Info
No Final
Info

2007 marked an important phase of phragmites control in the Santee Coastal WMA: local managers should now have gained the upper hand with an additional 714 acres spayed on Santee Coastal.  Additional control should only be maintenance work with aerial work several years apart.  Yawkey continues treatment with several problem areas which remains persistent throughout treatment.  Those areas may have to be dried out before completely effective control is attained.

2007 Phragmites Control Operations
Location PDF Maps   Open in Google Earth Acres Costs
Santee Coastal pdf icon with link to santee coastal phragmites map   Google Earth icon with link to Santee Coastal WMA phragmites map 714 $120,230
Tom Yawkey pdf icon with link to Yawkey phragmites map   Google Earth icon with link to Yawkey WMA phragmites map 120 $20,866
Baruch pdf icon with link to Baruch phragmites map   Google Earth icon with link to Baruch phragmites map 100 $17,388
Charleston Harbor
NWS
NO
MAP
  NO
MAP
156 $31,472
Charleston Harbor
USACE
pdf icon with link to Charleston Harbor phragmites map   Google Earth icon with link to Charleston Harbor phragmites map 282 $57,720
Intracoastal waterway
USACE
(Georgetown to Charleston)
NO
MAP
  Google Earth icon with link to ICWW1 phragmites map
North

Google Earth icon with link to ICWW2 phragmites map
South

295 $59,996
Samworth pdf icon with link to Samworth WMA phragmites map   Google Earth icon with link to Samworth WMA phragmites map 9 $1,565
ACE Basin pdf icon with link to ACE Basin phragmites map   Google Earth icon with link to ACE Basin phragmites map 36 $7,362
Caw Caw Natural Area pdf icon with link to Caw Caw Natural area phragmites map   Google Earth icon with link to Caw Caw Natural areas phragmites map 17 $3,477
Others NO
MAP
  NO
MAP
9 $1,175
              TOTAL       1,738  $321,251
Private landowners NO
MAP
    No Final
Info
No Final
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