Sand prairie was once an important and prevalent ecosystem on Michigan’s landscape but has declined in quality and quantity as a result of fire suppression, agriculture, and residential development. In the sand prairie of the Manistee National Forest, Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge) aggressively established a monoculture severely lower plant diversity. We established a restoration in 2013 to evaluate effects of individual and paired applications of fire and herbicide for increasing native plant diversity. Five treatment methods were examined: fire only, herbicide only, fire followed by herbicide, herbicide followed by fire, and control. A total of five years is planned for data collection. Results from 2015 will be used to determine which treatment, thus far, is showing the greatest success in controlling C. pensylvanica.