hElicopter & ground spraying photos & videos are coming soon.

ron breslaw, citizen scientist VOLUNTEER, collecting freeman maples

[THIS PAGE continues to be updated]

Freeman mpale seedlings collected on skunk cabbage leaves. These will be grown at Klyn Nurseries and planted in the Marsh in spring.
bill Hendricks and STAFF,(klyn nurseries), preparing freeman maple seedlings brought in by volunteers.  NOV 2014

LOCAL GENOTYPE PROPAGATION / PLANTINGS:

FREEMAN MAPLE SEED & SEEDLING COLLECTION

KLYN NURSERIES - GERMINATING / GROWING TREES

PLANTINGS AT GRACE COURT, CORDUORY ROAD, NATURE CENTER

This page includes:

​- Processes that save restoration costs, such as a test deer fence design

- Seed collection / propagation 

- Tree planting and deer/beaver protection

NEW DEER FENCE DESIGN - RESULTS:

DETERRING DEER/BEAVER, 
NATIVE SEED BANK SURVIVAL,
PHRAGMITES TREATMENT COMPARISONS 
MATT SCHWEIKERT, SCOTT KIRCHNER AND ABE BRUCkMAN (CITY OF MENTOR) AFTER REMOVING PHRAMITES FROM A TEST DEER FENCE.  NOV 2014

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY WORK (ONGOING):       

FOR DECADES,  MENTOR MARSH HAS BEEN STEWARDED BY THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, THE MAIN LAND OWNER, THE MARSH BOARD AND OTHERS. RESTORATION EFFORTS HAVE INCLUDED PHRAGMITES SPRAYING AND MANAGEMENT BY HAND, DIVERSE BIOTA MONITORING BY MANY, AND WATER QUALITY MONITORING BY THE LAKE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT.  RECENT MANAGEMENT BY THE MUSEUM INCLUDES SPRAYING (OCT 2015) AND PRESSING (NOV 2015) OF OVER 200 ACRES IN THE WEST BASIN.  

ALSO: SEE MENTOR MARSH FACEBOOK PAGE.


WRAPPING PLANTED TREES PROTECTS AGAINST DEER AND BEAVERS, AND ALSO SURROUNDS NATIVE SPROUTING,.  Design instructions will be shared here shortly.
freeman maple leaves. oct 2014
FREEMAN MAPLES ARE NATIVE "SWAMP MAPLES"

MONITORING CONTINUES

     - BIOTA AND WATER QUALITY

BIRDS, FROGS, MACROINVERTEBRATES, FISH

NATIVE PLANTS AND INVASIVE PLANTS
WATER QUALITY:  PH & CONDUCTIVITY (SALINIITY) 

  - COMPARISONS ARE BEING DONE BEFORE & AFTER RESTORATION, 

COMPARING HARVESTING & PRESSING, & FIELD EQUIPMENT

test deer fence design by jim bissell (cmnh), deer-baffle entryway design by matt rothgeb (itb inc.).  NOV 2014

BELOW: HARVEST-RELATED RESTORATION WORK (2013-2016+):  INCLUDES TREE SEEDLING COLLECTION FROM THE MARSH AND GROWING AT KLYN NURSERIES, PLANTING TREES, A NEW DEER FENCE DESIGN TEST, BEFORE-AND-AFTER BIOTA AND WATER QUALITY MONITORING, PH AND SALINITY MAPPING, PLANT SALT TOLERANCE TESTS.

FIELD TESTING, RESTORATION, MONITORING

collaborating provides valuable data toward studies/research: 
- local to federal agencies with similar goals
- local residents and nature clubs
- students who can add substantial field research to resumes

- Helicopter and ground spraying to kill phragmites down to the rhizome

- Monitoring of biota & water quality

​- Comparison of treatments: Harvesting (removal) vs pressing, with results of native seed bank success and new phragmites sprouting (stem counts)