South Creek Native Plant Habitat Management

Project #: 508354  –   Updated: February 27, 2017

Project Summary

Invasive species control in native plant restoration area along one mile of South Creek

Location (by county):
Greene County (MO)

Watersheds:
James

Congressional Districts:
MO District 07

Bird Conservation Regions:
Central Hardwoods

USFWS Regions:
Midwest Region

Project size:
8.0 acres

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
South Creek Native Plant Habitat Management Yes

Full Project Description

Invasive species control in native plant restoration area along one mile of South Creek

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission
Riparian restoration provides benefits that help to improve water quality which is part of the mission of the City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services.
Public Benefit
Riparian restoration provides a public benefit through improved water quality and enhancement of this area for greenway trail users.

Primary goals:

Establishment of healthy native plant community in the riparian corridor
Progress:

Native plant mix was seeded in late 2015. Invasive species control was performed throughout 2016. Additional plantings and invasive species control are planned for 2017.

Targeted habitats:

    • Aquatic
      • Rivers and Streams
    • Human Habitats
      • Urban and Residential
    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

Targeted species were not provided for this project.

Actions

Project Actions
Control invasive plants Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
City of Springfield, MO (Local Government) Show/Hide details
Missouri Deparatment of Conservation (State Government) Show/Hide details
In-Kind Contribution
City of Springfield, MO Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   Yes

Please describe your monitoring activity.

Monitoring and control of invasive plants will continue in 2017.

What lessons have been learned and/or what suggestions do you have for similar activities?

Contracting with a knowledgeable and experienced contractor for invasive species control in native plant restoration areas was critical.

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Organization

City of Springfield, MO
(Local Government)

Primary Contact

Carrie Lamb
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