In June 2009, MRWC members supported the development of an MRWC Saltcedar Control and Restoration Projects Database to be hosted by the Center for Invasive Species Management. Project tasks include:
In November and December 2009, the project team outlined the base structure for the database. This web-based interface will enable those involved with invasive species research and management to enter site and treatment data into the database. Data collected will include saltcedar and Russian olive presence and absence, treatment options, infestation size, hydrologic condition, restoration actions, and monitoring of treated sites.
The database will be used to transfer information throughout the Missouri River watershed region and beyond. Site visitors will be able to search for treatment activities by species, location, hydrologic condition, infestation size, infestation age, and whether the site is being monitored. This information will be used to assess best management techniques for Russian olive and saltcedar control and restoration.
The team presented an update at the Spring 2010 MRWC meeting.