Prairie restoration at Faville Prairie SNA

Prairie restoration at Faville Prairie SNA

Faville Prairie is a highly diverse prairie with over 200 native prairie plants, but in recent years, invasive shrubs and trees have invaded the remnant prairie resulting in a loss of native species diversity. With support from the Natural Resources Foundation, the Arboretum worked with Tallgrass Restoration, LLC, to remove about eight acres of invasive shrubs and trees as part of a prairie restoration at Faville Prairie SNA.

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First Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund grant impacts three State Natural Areas

First Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund grant impacts three State Natural Areas

In the historic first disbursement from the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund, $50,000 will be invested in Walworth and Dunn counties. This announcement comes just ahead of Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, and funding will be split between these two high-use properties that are home to a wide variety of game, non-game, and Species of Greatest Conservation Need (endangered, threatened, or in decline).

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Southern Kettle Moraine Restoration

Southern Kettle Moraine Restoration

The Southern Kettle Moraine encompasses several high priority State Natural Areas that are home to multiple rare ecosystems as well as threatened or endangered species. The Natural Resources Foundation partnered with the Brookby Foundation in 2017 to support restoration work in the area. Additional work will be done in 2018 thanks to the first disbursement from the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund.

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Sustaining State Natural Areas

Sustaining State Natural Areas

State Natural Areas protect the last remnants of our state’s rarest and most ecologically significant ecosystems. These places need our help. This informational booklet outlines the State Natural Areas that have been identified as having a high priority for conservation in Wisconsin. Special thanks to the Sally R. Luthin Memorial Fund for making this publication possible.

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Restoration at Guckenberg-Sturm Preserve

Restoration at Guckenberg-Sturm Preserve

The Guckenberg-Sturm Preserve (also known as Stroebe Island Marsh) is owned and managed by the Northeast Wisconsin Land trust and encompasses an area of 48 acres located in the Village of Fox Crossing (formerly the Town of Menasha). In the last year, the preserve has undergone many restoration efforts. Invasive Species Removal Northeast Wisconsin Land […]

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