Monthly Archives: January 2020

Demolition before restoration

By Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grasslands, TNC Sometimes, before restoring habitat we first have to remove old buildings and  infrastructure. This Fall we closed on a tract of land with a house, two mobile homes, and three huge pole barns, a … Continue reading

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The Timing of Prairie Seeding Matters!

By Julianne Mason, Restoration Program Coordinator, Forest Preserve District of Will County Here is a strong visual example of how the timing of prairie seeding matters.  A former agricultural field in Will County, Illinois was seeded with rather diverse mixes … Continue reading

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Seed Hammer Mill

By Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grasslands TNC This is a hammer mill used to break apart seed heads of all sorts of native seeds. The mill is under the red housing which has spinning hammers inside.  It has a galvanized chute … Continue reading

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UTV tanks for prescribed fire

By Bill Kleiman, Nachusa Grasslands, TNC I hope you all don’t mind another fire equipment post. UTV skid unit tanks:  The best part of a Utility Vehicle is its mobility on prescribed fires.  In my humble opinion 50 gallons of … Continue reading

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