Kostecke, Richard M. and Smith, L.M. and Hands, H.M. (2004) Vegetation response to cattail management at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 42, pp. 39-45.
Dense, monospecific cattail (Typha spp.) stands are a problem in many prairie wetlands because they alter habitat structure and function, resulting in a decrease in use by wildlife species. Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, a Wetland of International Importance in central Kansas, has experienced a large increase in cattails and a subsequent decrease in migratory wetland bird use. As a consequence, intensive cattail management is practiced. We assessed the effectiveness of prescribed burning, discing following prescribed burning, and cattle grazing following prescribed burning at two stocking rates of 5 and 20 head per 11 ha in suppressing cattail, as well as the effects of these treatments on non-cattail vegetation.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Title: ||Vegetation response to cattail management at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas|
|Personal Creator/Author: |
|Kostecke, Richard M.|
|Journal or Publication Title: ||Journal of Aquatic Plant Management|
|Page Range: ||pp. 39-45|
|Issuing Agency: ||Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords: ||discing, grazing, prescribed burning, Typha, wetland management.|
|Item ID: ||1694|
|Depositing User: ||Jennifer Walton|
|Date Deposited: ||14 Nov 2008 17:35|
|Last Modified: ||29 Sep 2011 22:11|
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