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Weed Control Methods Handbook: Tools & Techniques for Use in Natural Areas

This handbook provides you with detailed information about the tools and techniques available for controlling invasive plants, or weeds, in natural areas.

Ask the Experts - Herbicide Handout

Which herbicides are the most effective and least toxic for controlling invasive plants in prairies? This document attempts to answer this question.

Monsters In Your Yard bifold handout

A pamphlet to let landowners know how to identify and handle Japanese knotweed/Phragmites/garlic mustard to prevent their spread.

Habitat Restoration Techniques and Management Opportunities for American Woodcock (BEG)

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Eric Ellis from the Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society

Garlic Mustard Bookmark

Printable bookmark to help ID garlic mustard. Produced by the Hanover, New Hampshire Biodiversity Committee and shared by The Stewardship Network: New England.

Guide to the Control and Management of Invasive Phragmites - 3rd Edition

The goal of this guide is to provide information about effective methods to control and manage phragmites. This guide presents a compilation of techniques, based on four years of research and more than 10 years of land managers' on-the-ground experience, to control the nonnative variety of phragmites.

The 500 Pound Algae Adage

Have you heard this adage? One pound of phosphorus can produce from 300 to 500 pounds of algae. You probably have. It is much quoted in articles and during presentations when the “greening” of lakes is discussed. It means a pound of the nutrient phosphorus entering a lake (or river) from wastewater or stormwater runoff can promote growth of up to 500 pounds of “pea soup” algae. Not only have I heard this adage, I have repeated it to others - which led me to ask, where did it come from, and is it TRUE?

Black Ash Basket-Making Demonstration: The Emerald Ash Borer

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Renee "Wasson" Dillard from Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

2019 Conference Sponsorship

For full description, click the link to download our Conference Sponsorship PDF.

Invasive Species Control Techniques and Timing

An overview of invasive species control techniques and the best time of the year to use each technique.

Invasive Species Best Control Practices

These guides include information on the origin and impacts of each species, descriptions with photos, and characteristics that can be used to distinguish them from similar species. Information on reproduction and dispersal methods is also included; an understanding of these traits can be important in controlling a particular species.

Japanese Hedge Parsley Treatment Options

Japanese hedge parsley is similar to the all‐too‐familiar invasive species called garlic mustard in that it has two distinct growing stages—a first year, seedling/ basal rosette and a second‐year seed producing plant. Control efforts must consider of the plant’s maturity and life cycle. This guide outlines the treatment options for controlling Japanese Hedge Parsley.

Our Duty and Responsibility as Anishinabekwe

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Josephine Mandamin, Wikwemikong Unceded Nation

How to Observe and Identify Woody Plants

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Jacqueline Courteau of

Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake: A Handbook For Land Managers

The objectives of this document are to provide a basic understanding of massasauga habitat needs and to provide recommendations of how to consider massasauga in routine management activities.

Understanding: Lake Ecology Primer

A primary goal of this resource is to use beautiful aquatic ecosystems to assist in the teaching of core physical, chemical, biological, and mathematical principles, as well as modern computer technology, while also improving our students' general understanding of water - the most fundamental substance necessary for sustaining life on our planet.

Natural Patterns of Sustainability: Group Decision Making

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Steve Thomas from Atwell LLC

Full Circle Learning and Living: Promoting Resilience in Ecosystem Relations 1

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Heather Naigus from Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Monitoring Ecological Restoration: Simple Techniques to Guide Adaptive Management

Learn from Ray Fahlsing, Manager State Park Stewardship Unit, Michigan Department of Natural Resources in this Monthly Webcast powerpoint on Monitoring Ecological Restoration: Simple Techniques to Guide Adaptive Management.