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Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative (GLPC) is a regional partnership established to improve communication and collaboration and lead to more coordinated, efficient and strategic approaches to Phragmites management, restoration and research across the Great Lakes basin in both the United States and Canada. The number of multimedia resources on Phragmites has exploded in recent years. As the digital hub for Phragmites in the Great Lakes, the GLPC has designed a website to be an orderly presentation of many of the Phragmites resources.

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.

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

Keynote: Restoration and Reciprocity: Finding Common Ground Between Traditional and Scientific Knowledge

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Keynote presentation by Robin Wall Kimmerer from State University of New York

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).

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."

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.

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

Ecological Restoration--More than just killing the bad plants

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

Michigan Vernal Pool Mapping and Monitoring Program 2015 Training Workshop

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

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

Practical Phragmites Control

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

Michigan Native Plant Producers Association

The Michigan Native Plant Producers Association comprises 7 independently owned nurseries located throughout the state of Michigan. Together we grow and sell over 400 species of Michigan native plants and seeds, including, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns.

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

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

Midwest Invasive Plant List

Over 270 plant species are listed as invasive, noxious, or pest species in the Midwestern U.S. The attached resource list is a compilation of state law invasive plant lists and DNR invasive plant lists in the MIPN area.

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

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.

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.

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.