Ludwigia Control as a Precursor to Restoration: Progress and Challenges

Publication Type  Conference Presentation
Authors  Julian Meisler
Affiliations  Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Year  2008

Draining 254 square miles, the Laguna de Santa Rosa is the second largest freshwater wetland in coastal northern California and is the largest tributary to the Russian River. It is also the river’s most densely populated sub-basin, a factor that has led to significant environmental pollution. One of the manifestations of this pollution and accompanying changes to the Laguna’s physical structure is a massive invasion by the non-native aquatic plant Ludwigia spp. The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation recently completed a three year effort to control the plant in two key locations slated for restoration.

Conference Name  2009 State of the Laguna Conference and Science Symposium
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