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INVASIVE AQUATIC PLANTS

 
08/09/2016
 
Greg Bugbee of CAES IAPP interviewed by Danbury News Times on extent of milfoil in Candlewood Lake
 

08/26/2015

The CAES IAPP team trains the West Hill Pond Association on water testing methods- West Hill Pond


08/5/2015
 
 
{IAPP 2015}

CAES IAPP 2015 staff at the Invasive Aquatic Plant Display - CAES Plant Science Day 2015. Left to Right- Jesse Schock, Jennifer Fanzutti, Greg Bugbee, Summer Stebbins.



02/17/2015
             CAES IAPP Surveys Preformed in 2014
Number
Lake Name
Town
Acres
1
Avery Pond
Preston
35.7
2
Bashan Lake
East Haddam
273
3
Candlewood Lake
Sherman
5400
4
Coventry lake
Coventry
373
5
Fence Rock Lake
Guilford
16.9
6
Hansens Pond
Mansfield
40
7
Jeep Pond
Hamden
4
8
Lake Lillinonah
Newtown
1547
9
Private Pond, Pawcatuck
Pawcatuck
1
10
Private Pond, East Haddam
East Haddam
5
11
Staffordville Reservoir
Stafford Springs
149
12
Taunton lake
Newtown
124
13
Wataba lake
Ridgefield
41
14
Town Pond
West Haven
1
15
Lake Zoar
Newtown
920


01/14/2014
CAES IAPP Surveys Performed in 2013

Number

Lake

Town

Acres

1

Amos Lake

Preston

112

2

Ashford Lake

Ashford

52

3

Beaver Pond

Meriden

31.9

4

Billings Lake

North Stonington

100

5

Candlewood Lake

Sherman

5400

6

Crystal Lake

Ellington

187

7

Dog Pond

Goshen

65.8

8

Fence Rock Lake

Guilford

17

9

Grannis Lake

East Haven

20

10

Hart Pond

Litchfield

20

11

Horseshoe Pond

Wilton

6

12

Lake Hayward

East Haddam

172

13

Laurel Lake

New Hartford

16

14

Lake Lillinonah

Newtown

1547

15

Muddy Pond

Woodstock

38.3

16

Pattagansett Lake

East Lyme

128

17

Private Pond, Clinton

Clinton

1.25

18

Private Pond, Guilford

Guilford

0.5

19

Route 7 Pond

Wilton

8

20

Timber Lake

Torrington

16

21

Twin Lake North

Simsbury

120

22

Tyler Lake

Goshen

187

23

Lake Zoar

Newton

920

 
 
9/5/2012
 
 
{Azolla in Westport, CT} {Azolla in Suffield, CT}
Azolla sp. (water fern) covering private ponds in Westport (left) and Suffield (right), CT.
 
CAES IAPP surveyors Jordan Gibbons and Jennifer Fanzutti recently found  Azolla sp. (water fern) covering ponds in Westport and Suffield, CT.  We think the warm winter prevented the normal dieback of this southern plant and will monitor if it continues to spread next year. If it does, Azolla sp.  could become an extremely destructive invasive aquatic plant statewide.  We brought plant samples back to the laboratory and planted them in our greenhouse tanks for futher analysis.
 
 
9/25/2012
 
 
 CAES IAAP Surveys Performed in 2012 
Number Water Body Town Acres
1 Roseland Lake Woodstock 96
2 Staffordville Reservoir Stafford Springs 149
3 West Hill Pond New Hartford 245
4 Fence Rock Lake Guilford 17
5 Crystal Lake Middletown 30
6 Mamanasco Lake Ridgefield 86
7 Long Meadow Lake Bethlehem 101
8 Anderson Pond North Stonington 57
9 Wyassup Lake North Stonington 99
10 Candlewood Lake Danbury etc. 5400
11 Lake Zoar Monroe etc. 920
12 Rak Pond Middletown 2
13 Dividend Ponds Rocky Hill 5
14 Canoe Brook Lake Trumbull 64
15 Grannis Lake East Haven 20
16 Upper Moodus Reservoir East Haddam 366
17 Lower Moodus Reservoir East Haddam 120
18 Krawski Pond Lyme 0.5
19 Nod Pond Simsbury 10
20 Hartland Pond  New Hartford 51
21 Farm Brook Reservoir Hamden 10
22 Mossup Pond Plainfield 96
23 Bushy Hill Pond Clinton 40
 
 
 
 
 
9/23/2011
 
Dr. Mark June-Wells and Brian Hart have set up 25 georeferenced points at depths ranging from 0.1 - 5 meters (0.1 - 16 feet) in the lakes listed below.  Light availability, sediment organic content, bottom slope, depth, and plant species were recorded at each sample point.  These variables will be used to evaluate the influence of abiotic conditions in structuring the plant communities in lentic systems. 
 

Alexander Lake - Killingly

Anni's Pond (Kleeman's Dam) - Bethany

Beseck Lake - Middlefield

Billings Lake - North Stonington

Black Pond - Middlefield

Bolton Lower - Bolton

Cedar Lake -Chester

Crystal Lake - Ellington

Gardner Lake - Bozrah, Montville, Salem

Lake Elise - Middlebury

Lake Hayward - East Haddam

Lake Quonnipaug - Guilford

Messerschmitt Pond - Deep River, Essex

Moosup Pond - Plainfield

Pattaganset Lake - East Lyme

Quaddick Reservoir - Thompson

Rogers Lake - Lyme, Old Lyme

Tyler Lake - Goshen 

West Lake - Guilford

West Hill Pond - New Hartford, Barkhamsted

West Side Pond - Goshen

Wintergreen Lake - Hamden 

 
9/22/2011
 
Aquatic Plant Surveys Performed in 2011.
 
Anne's Pond (Kleeman's Dam) - Bethany
Beseck Lake - Middletown
Bolton Notch Pond - Bolton
Bunnells Pond - Bridgeport
Bushy Pond - Clinton
Candlewood Lake - Danbury, New Fairfield, etc...
Crystal Lake - Middletown
Doaneville Pond - Norwalk
Grannis Lake - East Haven
Held Pond - Weston
Fence Rock Lake - Guilford 
Lake Brandegea - Waterford

Lake Elise - Middlebury

Lake Lillinonah - Brookfield, New Milford etc...
Lake Quassapaug - Middlebury
Lake Zoar (transects and water samples only) - Monroe, Newtown, etc...
Larkin Pond - Middlebury
Lower Bolton Lake - Bolton
One Acre Pond - Madison
Pinewood Lake - Trumbull
Private Pond - Pawcatuck
Putnam Park Pond - Easton
Scribner Pond - Norwalk
Squantz Pond - New Fairfield
 
Survey maps, water chemistry and other information will be available on our website shortly. Call Greg Bugbee (203) 974-8512 or email gregory.bugbee@ct.gov with questions.
 
 
9/7/2011
 
CAES IAPP has begun resurveying lakes we originally surveyed 5 or more years ago to determine the changes. In some cases the increase in invasive aquatic species is dramatic. Below is a comparison of the vegetation in Cedar Lake - Chester. Note the increased acreage of Cabomba caroliniana (dark green) from 2004 to 2010.    
 
{CedarLake}
 
 
 
8/29/2011
 
The Associated Press is running the following article on the work by CAES IAPP.
 
 
 
 
8/5/2011
 
{IAPP 2011}
 
CAES IAPP 2011 staff at the Invasive Aquatic Plant Exhibit - CAES Plant Science Day 2011. Top (left to right) - Cloby Smith, Brian Hart, Jordan Gibbons, Jennifer Fanzutti, Mark June-Wells. Bottom (left to right) - Michael Cavadini, Greg Bugbee, Ali Grubman.
 
 
7/11/2011
 
An article appeared in the summer 2011 edition of the CT Geospatial Newsletter on CAES IAPP use of GIS to map and manage invasive aquatic plants (Click here to view). 
 
 
3/22/2011
 
We have completed bringing our extensive aquatic plant herbarium online. By using the following link you can view our plant collection categorized by both lake and plant species.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 




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