Tag Archives: ecological restoration

Storm Water Management versus Ecological Restoration–a review of Pond #1

Fraying of Social and Ecological Connections Sometimes changes to landscape features happen so gradually, and over such a long time frame that we come to take them for granted. If we see them at all, we consider them part of … Continue reading

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Ray Schulenberg Planted the Prairie at Taylor University

Last month I spent a few days in Indiana and took the opportunity to visit Taylor University in Upland, Indiana to see and photograph its famous prairie planted by Ray Schulenberg.  I had seen the prairie many years earlier but … Continue reading

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Planning for the future of ecological restoration

When I am planning an ecological restoration project, my two main questions are: 1) Toward what restoration standard (s) should I aim; and 2) What is the best way to achieve the desired outcome (s)? The answers to these two … Continue reading

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Ecological Restoration Viewed Through a Policy Lens

As I’ve learned, there is usually more to ecological restoration than meets the eye. There is a lot of policy involved—policy that influences, and is influenced by, ecological restoration.   This truth has been learned on the job, over and over, … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for SER Midwest Great Lakes Annual Meeting

The Eighth Annual Chapter 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. This year’s meeting theme is Overcoming Challenges to … Continue reading

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Applications for Student Restoration & Practice Grants Now Being Accepted

The Midwest Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER MWGL) is now accepting applications for student grants in two categories:  research and practice. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. Please see the news item below from … Continue reading

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Part III: History of MidWestern Prairie Restoration

Research and Contributions to Restoration As one of the research centers of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Arboretum has a long legacy of research and scholarship. The Arboretum’s work has resulted in, among other things, the development of prairie planting … 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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Authors say “Novel Ecosystems are a Trojan Horse for Conservation”

Because “they provide a license to trash nature if they provide ecosystem services”,  according to a recent article in Ensia, by Daniel Simberloff, Carolina Murcia, and James Aronson.  Ensia is an online  “magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action”, and published by … Continue reading

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