Through a systematic approach, the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF) engages Phragmites managers throughout the Great Lakes Basin to develop best management practices and provide site-specific management guidance that is based on the results of past management efforts. PAMF is now in its fourth iterative cycle and includes data from hundreds of management units held by private, local, state, provincial, and federal participants across the Great Lakes Basin. PAMF participants were provided the opportunity to attend trainings and utilize in-field assistance to enroll their sites. The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for running a participatory science program, which frequently relies on in-person engagement. This presentation will focus on reflections from adapting learning and engagement approaches to a virtual setting, as well as the latest Phragmites management outcomes from the program.
Implementing the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework during a global pandemic
Great Lakes Commission