TSW Water Soldier Mechanical Control Trial 2023

Since first discovery within the Trent River, several management strategies have been investigated to determine feasible control methods for this plant. The use of mechanical harvesters to remove aquatic vegetation is a well-established management option and there are numerous machines that have been designed for this purpose. As a large free-floating hydrophyte, it is speculated that Water Soldier could be susceptible to harvesting when the plants are either suspended halfway up the water column or when they are floating. Mechanical harvesting would provide an advantage in large areas where Water Soldier plants are dominant. To integrate mechanical harvesting into the Water Soldier program as a feasible, effective method, it first must be tested through a trial. Truxor vehicles will be employed in a 2-day trial to collect, transport and deposit Water Soldier biomass from the work site to shoreline disposal locations.

Latest update

October 31, 2023 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
P.O. Box 567
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Z6
Telephone: 705-750-4900 or 1-888-773-8888
Email: trentsevern@pc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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