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Rapid Assessment Monitoring, a video

By:  Julianne Mason, Restoration Program Coordinator, Forest Preserve District of Will County Stewards are busy people.  Fire work, weed work, seed harvesting, brush thinning. How can you also find time to assess how your restorations are coming along? Watch our … 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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Sometimes we wait

By Bill Kleiman Recently I wrote how it could be a good thing to use a tractor applied boom spray across a failed restoration to return it to grass. But there is the other way too, waiting. Fourteen years ago we … Continue reading

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