Monthly Archives: November 2015

Save the Date: SER MidWest Great Lakes 2016 Annual Meeting Set for April 1-3

The 2016 meeting  of the Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, will be held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana from April 1 to April 3, 2016. The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) is an international organization  “dedicated … Continue reading

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Against the Domestication of Earth: a Review

“Keeping The Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth” Edited by George Wuerthner, Eileen Crist, and Tom Butler Published 2014 by Island Press 271 pages. Reviewed by Steve Glass Keeping the Wild is a collection of essays brought together in response … Continue reading

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The Fall Colors of the Prairies and Savannas

Here are some of my favorite images of fall on restored and remnant prairies of the upper midwest. Fall color on Wisconsin’s prairies and savannas is more subtle, and less dramatic than the flaming colors of a northern Wisconsin forest; … Continue reading

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The Promise and Future of Restoration Ecology

The Promise of Restoration The science and practice of restoration ecology is a forward-looking, multifaceted discipline that has both deep roots in the past and a future-oriented perspective. Although a young discipline, restoration ecology has a remarkable history and a … Continue reading

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