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About Grassland Restoration Network blog

Bill Kleiman publishes this blog. Bill's daytime job is manager of Nachusa Grasslands. We are looking for guest authors on various topics of grassland habitat restoration. Contact me with your ideas or drafts.

Propagation of Wood Betony (Pedicularis canadensis)

By Luke Dahlberg, Citizens for Conservation I have heard from many in the restoration community over a several year period that there has been a “Pedicularis” interest in this plant, and I “wood bet’ony” that any information to continue to … Continue reading

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GRN workshop a success

The workshop was August 16 and 17, 2022 with the Barrington Greenways Initiative, northwest of Chicago. Four sites were visited over two days, a half day for each site. There are four companion GRN blog posts that were published before … Continue reading

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33 years of community lead grasslands restoration in NW Cook County, IL

By the Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards This is the fourth of four introductions to our upcoming field trips for our GRN workshop August 16 and 17. Registration for this year’s GRN closes on 7/31, make sure to get your spot … Continue reading

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Restoring grassland birds and healthy prairie at Galloping Hill

By Becky Collings, Karen Glennemeier, Justin Pepper, and Daniel Suarez At the upcoming GRN meeting in Barrington, IL, we will visit a number of local restoration sites, including Galloping Hill in NW Cook County.The focus of this field tour will … Continue reading

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Monitoring vegetation with GIS Field Maps

By Bill Kleiman Arc GIS Field Maps, known previously as Collector, is a powerful phone app. The app is free, but you do need a GIS online program to run it, which typically means you need your employer to support … Continue reading

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Grassy Lake GRN workshop field trip

by Kelly Schultz, Stewardship Ecologist, Lake County Forest Preserves This post is an introduction of one of four hikes we have for our upcoming GRN workshop. This 700-acre preserve is home to a high quality sedge meadow, prairie, and mesic … Continue reading

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Warrior Sedge Wetland Restoration by Citizens for Conservation at Flint Creek Savanna

By Kevin Scheiwiller Goals of Project: Find a technique that can be used to sustainably rebuild streamside marsh, sedge meadow, and seeps in areas formerly dominated by wetland invasives through small trial areas (<1 acre) If trial plots appear effective, … Continue reading

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2022 GRN Workshop

Here is the registration link: https://citizensforconservation.app.neoncrm.com/eventReg.jsp?event=102&amp; Agenda: Tuesday August 16th  8AM – 9AM: Networking and Coffee 9AM- 9:30AM: Introduction and Overview of Barrington Greenway Initiative and the GRN workshop 10AM – 12PM: First Tour Rotation: Four concurrent tours (We will … Continue reading

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Invasive Reed canary grass control

By Bill Kleiman As described in Plants of the Chicago Region, “Phalaris arundinacea, reed canary grass, is introduced from Eurasia. This grass is planted by farmers for pasture and erosion control. It is very common in marshes and other moist … Continue reading

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Can We Create a Copse of  Low Juneberry for a Remnant Restoration?

By Bernie Buchholz A thriving copse of low juneberry is an attractive feature on several remnant knobs at Nachusa Grasslands. These dense clusters of identical plants offer a strong visual contrast to the lovely chaos of diverse prairie surrounding them.   … Continue reading

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