Resources

Welcome to our Searchable Resources Directory! We've pulled together the best stewardship, conservation, and environmental resources for you to use and share.

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Right of Way Best Management Practices for Invasive Species Control

A summary of websites and documents on state, non-profit organization, and federal best management practices for controlling invasive species along rights of way. Also included are the Xerces Society recommendations on managing roadsides to enhance bee and butterfly habitat.

How to Establish a Prairie From Seed

Nature makes it look simple and beautiful, but the many complicated human decisions and actions required to successfully grow a native plant community (prairie, meadow, wetland, savanna or woodland) from seed can prove daunting, even to more experienced gardeners or landscapers. This guide seeks to make this process simpler by discussing it as an eight-step endeavor.

The Two Hearted River Watershed: Top to Bottom Restoration

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Tina Hall from The Nature Conservancy

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.

Herbicide Effectiveness on Invasive Plants in Wisconsin

Based on research and field observations, this newly revised publication highlights the effectiveness of 35 herbicides on 32 different invasive plants commonly found in fields enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Wisconsin, all in a sturdy fold-out poster form for easy reference (4 pages; 2012).

How to Observe and Identify Woody Plants

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

Resilient Rights-of-Way Panel Discussion: Making the Most of Our Roadsides

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems panel discussion with Martha Holzheuer, Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc., Rob Roman, Linn County Secondary Road Department; Luba Sitar and Amy Murray, ITC Holdings Corp.; Marc Sherman, Utilities Lines Construction Services

Interseeding Native Grasses and Forbs into an Existing Native Grass Stand

The purpose of this sheet is to provide landowners with useful information on how to interseed native grasses and forbs into their existing native grass stand.

Adapting to Future Trends in Volunteerism: Creation of a Volunteer Stewardship Team

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Jenny Mensch and Mark Ledebuhr from Fenner Conservancy

Predicting Hatching Success in Eastern Box Turtles Across Habitat Types

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Anthony Beals, Michigan State University

Michigan Vernal Pool Mapping and Monitoring Program 2015 Training Workshop

Learn about the importance, characteristics, and monitoring techniques for vernal pools in Michigan.

Practical Phragmites Control

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Robert Williams from Stewart Farms

Introduction to Phragmites Control

This presentation is a great introduction to the control and management of phragmites, which is an invasive species can invade and overtake wetlands and other habitats.

Native Seed Production Manual

"The intent of this manual is to provide basic information for native seed production of nearly 50 species of the tallgrass prairie flora of the upper Mid-west. The information presented is compiled from published accounts coupled with native seed production experience at the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa. Critical to this effort were publications from the USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Program, published research articles and technical notes, and Internet resources."

Ecological Restoration--More than just killing the bad plants

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Brian Majka

Sustainable Landscaping Blog

Explore this blog for interesting information about sustainable landscaping regularly. Topics will include landscaping for wildlife, rain gardens, pollinator gardens, prairie gardens, lawn alternatives, reducing resource inputs, and general information on birds, bees, other pollinators, and wildlife.

A Panel on Invasive Species Success Stories from the Field

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference panel discussion with Linda Walsh Lapinski and Emily Cord DuThinh from Oakland Phramites and Invasive Species Task Force; Carol Eberhardt from The City of the Village of Clarkston; Mary Reed from Lake Watershed Forever Council; Cindy Ricksgers from Beaver Island, Michigan; Robert Williams from Stewart Farm

Deny the Mine: Creating a Social Network to Protect Land and Water

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems presentation by Artemis Eyster

Invasive Species Network Planting Guide for Municipalities

Native plant recommendations for new plantings (including salt and runoff tolerance information), along with invasive species listed by threat level (including prohibited species) as a guide to park and municipal managers.

Exploring the Possibilities: Minnesota

This document outlines the outcomes from our community meeting on March 12, 2015 to Explore the Possibilities for community networks in Minnesota.

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