MECHANICAL HARVESTER PILOT PROGRAM
In 2009, CLI conducted a ten-day trial of mechanical harvesting to remove giant salvinia and water hyacinth from Caddo Lake. The work was done in partnership with a local Caddo Lake landowner, who provided the harvester. The planning, implementation and reporting for the project were also supported by funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the City of Marshall, Texas. The report on the harvester trial can be seen here.
Caddo Lake Institute brought together experts from 4 states, 2 federal agencies and local government officials to share their latest information and techniques in managing Giant Salvinia. Some topics of discussion were prevention, containment booms and the latest in...