Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Roots of Prairie Restoration in the Midwest

The work of these scientists and practitioners, which was literally and figuratively groundbreaking, laid down a fertile path that resulted in the emergence of not only the UW-Madison Arboretum’s John T. Curtis Prairie, but also the practice of ecological restoration. Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Wetlands Under Attack Again

“Proposed legislation would make it easier to destroy ‘non-federal’ wetlands”–Wetlands Alert! of December 2, 2015 According to a Wetlands Alert! issued by the Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) Wisconsin state Senator Frank Lasee and state Representative Adam Jarchow have circulated a bill for … Continue reading

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Road Salt Use in Madison and Chloride Concentrations in its Lakes

The City of Madison, Wisconsin began spreading road salt on its streets in 1959. In the next 15 years ( by 1974), the chloride concentration in Lake Wingra tripled, and by 2014 had increased nearly seven fold from 18mg/L in … Continue reading

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