Author Archives: Grassland Restoration Network blog editor Bill Kleiman

Control of reed canary grass

By Bryon Walters, Conservation Contractor, near Mendota Illinois In early Spring 2018, I wanted to reduce Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) in a very nice, perpetually wet seep area. This area in late May will be solid Skunk Cabbage, Marsh … Continue reading

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Siberian elm controlled by basal bark herbicide

20% garlon 4 in basal bark oil sprayed at the base of invasive Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, kills these small elm trees growing in our prairie planting.  Above is one dead elm.  There is a small ring of dead, or … Continue reading

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Nachusa Grasslands Fire Report 2018 2019

Link below should take you to our fire report which has data, maps, photos, videos and lessons learned. – Bill Kleiman https://tnc.box.com/s/bltv7z8mwy4hfqjqc5x4fbu8nha9zjmy  

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New Date!! GRN workshop August 20-21, 2019

Hold the date!  We discovered that there are large events in Madison on our original date.  Hotels were full or rates raised a lot.  So we moved back a week to August 20-21.  Please mark your calendars University of Wisconsin-Madison … Continue reading

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Using Rice Hulls as a Carrier for Prairie Seeding

By: Julianne Mason, Restoration Program Coordinator, Forest Preserve District of Will County We have been using rice hulls as a carrier for our native seedings and loving the results!  I first got the idea to try rice hulls from this … Continue reading

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Native Bees and Honey Bees – Are They Compatible? by Bill Glass

Bill Glass, photo above, is the author of this post: When I worked as the ecologist at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, every couple of years we’d get a request from a beekeeper to put out honey bee hives at Midewin. … Continue reading

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New Date!! GRN workshop August 20-21, 2019

Hold the date!  We discovered that there are large events in Madison on our original date.  Hotels were full or rates raised a lot.  So we moved back a week to August 20-21.  Please mark your calendars University of Wisconsin-Madison … Continue reading

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