Kostecke, Richard M. and Smith, L.M. and Hands, H.M.
Vegetation response to cattail management at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas.
Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 42,
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.
||Vegetation response to cattail management at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas
|Kostecke, Richard M.|
|Journal or Publication Title:
||Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
||Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.
||discing, grazing, prescribed burning, Typha, wetland management.
||14 Nov 2008 16:35
||29 Sep 2011 20:11
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