Category Archives: Restoration in Madison Wisconsin

Restoration Ecology in Wisconsin: Selected Photo Highlights from 2018

Below are a few photos from some of the restoration ecology projects that I tracked in 2018.  I have found that restoration ecology is a forward-looking, multifaceted discipline that has deep roots in the past and a future-oriented perspective.   … Continue reading

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A Few Images From the Spring 2018 Prescribed Burn Season

As is usual in spring, in Wisconsin, prescribed management fires were conducted all across Dane, County Wisconsin.  Fire dependent plant communities such as prairies, savannas, oak woodlands, and wetlands were managed by the careful and constrained use of fire. After … Continue reading

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Leopold’s Arboretum–It’s Drowning in Stormwater and Needs Upstream Help

One of the questions that this blog asks is how the science and practice restoration ecology is utilized to address environmental issues and restoration opportunities in urban areas.   This blog examines the challenges and opportunities of restoration ecology through … Continue reading

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Negotiating Restoration Policy and Outcomes in an Urban Environment

One of the lessons of ecological restoration is that it is as much a technical exercise as it is a social and political negotiation about restoration policy and restoration targets and outcomes.   While restoration ecologists are trained to deal with … Continue reading

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Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie

For no particular reason other than it’s a gloomy, cold mid-December day, I thought it would be good to share some bright, sunny photos from this summer of a spectacular prairie remnant in south-central Wisconsin. Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie State … Continue reading

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Using Restoration to Create Resilient Systems

Right now there is an important role for restoration ecologists and restoration planners to play on the teams of experts, engineers, and officials that are charting a vision for the future of the Lake Wingra Watershed.  Restoration ecologists need to … Continue reading

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WingraSprings blog 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Thanks to all my followers and readers–from 60 countries–for making 2013  a wonderful year of blogging about restoration ecology through the lens of environmental issues in the … Continue reading

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