Streamwood Wetland Management
The Village of Streamwood needed maintenance for 21 natural areas located throughout the community. With the goal of controlling invasive species, HLR developed a management plan to suit the needs of each individual site.
After extensive assessment and planning by our environmental scientists, the most effective treatment, taking into account ecological and economic factors, was implemented based off individual site needs. The plan included invasive species removal using both mechanical and chemical techniques as well as a prescribed burn. The species focused on were garlic mustard, purple loosestrife, thistles, teasel, cattails, reed canary, and common reed. This enhanced native character and stimulated native grass growth, thus improving the overall aesthetics throughout all of the natural areas.
Scope of Work
- Chemical removal of invasive species via herbiciding by an Illinois licensed pesticide applicator
- Mechanical removal of invasive species via machine and hand-pulling
- Prescribed burn with applicable Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Permitting
Village of Streamwood
Various sites throughout the Village of Streamwood, Illinois
Karen Kase, PWS