Best Management Practices & Factsheets

Best Management Practices

Invasive Phragmites – Best Management Practices

A guide developed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to help direct management efforts of Phragmites in Ontario.

Smart Practices for the control of Invasive Phragmites in ditches and along roadsides

A smart practices document developed by a group of experts from the OPWG for controlling invasive Phragmites along roads and in ditches.

A Guide to the Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites

This is a handbook developed by the State of Michigan and other partners.

Common Reed (Phragmites Australis and Coastal Environments)

This is a report by the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation on the current distribution of Phragmites along the coast of the southeastern shores of Lake Huron, with additional information on management actions.

Invasive Phragmites Removal using Spading

This method has been created by Lynn Short and is very effective for smaller stands of invasive Phragmites in sensitive areas, such as coastal beaches.

Georgian Bay Forever Phragmites Removal for in Water 

Georgian Bay Forever provides an excellent source of “how-to” information for removing phragmites in water,


Invasive Phragmites Post Card

Developed by the OPWG, this great resource is a quick overview of invasive Phragmites that can be used at many community events!

Invasive Species Fact Sheet: Invasive Phragmites

Developed by Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Controlling Phragmites australis in Agricultural and Rural areas

Developed by the Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group.

Phragmites australis 

Developed by the Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group.