Monthly Archives: October 2020

Gravel pit restoration

by Bill Kleiman Years back we purchased a tract with a gravel mine pit.  We found some funds last year to use an excavator to return the land to a more natural looking, gentle, shape before starting the long process … Continue reading

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Leaf blowers to clear mowed fire breaks

by Bill Kleiman Leaf blowers are used to move vegetation off of fire breaks to make them less flammable. I once sent two hardy youth, Ryan K and Austin S, out to clear two miles of woodland fire break, each … Continue reading

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UN Decade on Restoration special issue

By Elizabeth Bach, Ecosystem Restoration Scientist, The Nature Conservancy Ecosystem restoration is a critical tool to reduce biodiversity loss, combat climate change, improve ecosystem functioning, and support human health and well-being. In recognition of restoration’s role in meeting multiple global … Continue reading

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Seed Collection Guide

by Kelly Schultz, Lake County Forest Preserves and Volunteer Steward Dale Shields. The story on how these came about, in the words of Dale Shields…. A few years ago, after I started volunteering at the Lake County Native Seed Nursery, … Continue reading

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