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Building Resilience Into Restored Prairies

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Tyler Basset, Michigan State University

Increasing Effectiveness of Phragmites Eradication Efforts with Improved Application Technology

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Mark Ledebuhr, Application Insight Consulting, LLC; Phyllis Higman, Natural Features Inventory

Herbicide Rates - Invasive Plant Control Workshop

Download this resource to see example herbicide mixing ratios.

Keynote: Past is not Prologue: How Climate Change alters the Science and Art of Managing Ecosystems

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference Keynote presentation by Rosina Bierbaum

Guiding Landowners in Stream Restoration

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Rob Myllyoja, Consultant

Oak Wilt Landscape Tips

Oak Wilt, caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum, is a devastating vascular wilt disease of oak trees. Although not proportionally epidemic as Dutch Elm Disease or Emerald Ash Borer, oak wilt is nevertheless locally destructive and costly to control. Oak wilt is a difficult disease to understand, diagnose and control. It is suggested that professional help be obtained if oak wilt is suspected.

Volunteer Position Description - Sample

Use this sample volunteer position description to recruit volunteers and plan your stewardship project.

Michigan’s Early Detection and Response (EDR) Program for High Threat Aquatic Invasive Plants

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Kile Kucher of Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Phyllis Higman of the Michigan Natural Features Inventory.

Phragmites.org

It's Phragmites, Phragmites australis, Phragmites communis, common reed, common reedgrass, giant reed, giant reedgrass, elephant grass, water reed, cane, yellow cane, Roseau, or roseau cane. It's pronounced frag-MY-teez. This website was started in August 2007 by the people of Harsens Island, Michigan who are ready to take control of the Phragmites which have invaded their island.

Federally Endangered, Threatened, Proposed and Candidate Species in the Upper Midwest (Region 3)

A list of all U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Federally Endangered, Threatened, Proposed and Candidate Species in the Upper Midwest (Region 3).

From Clipboard to Drone: Monitoring Wild "River" Rice by Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Part I

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Stephen W. Allen of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.

Full Circle Learning and Living: Promoting Resilience in Ecosystem Relations 2

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

Guidelines for inter-seeding to restore or enhance native species diversity

"Inter-seeding is a practice that is used to increase species diversity in existing remnant or planted prairies." This guide from the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources helps to explain how to inter-seed.

Using Archaeological Data to Document and Understand Sustainability and Resilience Issues

2015 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by James A. Robertson, Michigan Department of Transportation

Crown vetch (Securigera varia) A listed invasive plant in Wisconsin

Learn how to ID this plant in this short video. Crown vetch is a restricted species that's been present in Wisconsin since the nineteen fifties. It was purposely planted for erosion control. But it has escaped, and its rapidly invading through our landscape.

Effects of Phragmites australis Invasion on Carbon Dynamics in a Freshwater Marsh

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Shawn Duke of Cardno.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation: Restoring and enhancing tallgrass and oak savanna habitat on the 300 acres of greenspace associated with the Rt. Hon Herb Gray Parkway

2016 Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference presentation by Barb Macdonnel of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Climate Change Response Framework

The Framework is a collaborative, cross-boundary approach among scientists, managers, and landowners to incorporate climate change considerations into natural resource management. It provides an integrated set of tools, partnerships, and actions to support climate-informed conservation and forest management.

Dissolved and suspended sediment transport dynamics

This thesis investigates the sediment transport dynamics during baseflow and storm flow conditions in the main tributaries of the two drinking water reservoirs in McLean County, Illinois.

Quick Guide to Climate-Smart Conservation

Climate change already is having significant impacts on the nation’s species and ecosystems, and these effects are projected to increase considerably over time. As a result, climate change is now a primary lens through which conservation and natural resource management must be viewed. How should we prepare for and respond to the impacts of climate change on wildlife and their habitats? What should we be doing differently in light of these climatic shifts, and what actions continue to make sense? This Quick Guide to Climate-Smart Conservation offers an introduction to designing and carrying out conservation in the face of a rapidly changing climate.

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