Vegetation response to cattail management at Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas

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.

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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.
Smith, L.M.
Hands, H.M.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
Volume: 42
Page Range: pp. 39-45
Date: 2004
Latitude: 38.4542
Longitude: -98.6639
Issuing Agency: Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: discing, grazing, prescribed burning, Typha, wetland management.
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 1694
Depositing User: Jennifer Walton
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2008 16:35
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:11

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