Tag Archives: UW-Madison Arboretum

Happy Birthday Aldo

January 11, 2019, Madison, WI–On this date in 1887 Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa. Because of that event not so long ago, today is a day of celebration, and remembrance for the fans, friends and family of Aldo … Continue reading

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A Look at Storm Water Management Pond #5

The City of Madison Engineering Division has, over the years as the City has expanded, installed six storm water detention ponds on UW-Madison Arboretum property.  This is Pond #5 on Monroe Street. The storm water pond in Curtis Prairie is … 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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First Plantings of Curtis Prairie: Implementation, Monitoring, and Research

Introduction This is the second installment in a series of posts on the history of prairie restoration in the upper-midwestern United States. New episodes will appear in this space over the next few months. Last week’s first chapter began the … Continue reading

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Madison Tackles Japanese Knotweed Along SW Bike Path

City Initiates Multi-Year Effort to Eradicate the Pest Plant In August of this year, contractors hired by the City of Madison Engineering division, began a concerted effort to contain two large, well-established Japanese knotweed patches along the SW Bike Path. … 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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Ecological Restoration Conference Draws Global Audience to Madison

More than 1200 people from 57 countries converged on Madison last week (October 5-11) to attend the 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration.   Sponsored by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), the conference was a homecoming of sorts for both … Continue reading

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Unfortunate Setback to University of Wisconsin and Madison Storm Water Management

Research Shows Constructed Storm Water Wetlands in UW-Madison Arboretum are Releasing Phosphorous Engineers Failed to Account for Critical Variables In Design and Implementation of Storm Water Facility, say researchers. Recently constructed storm water wetlands in the Arboretum are releasing and … Continue reading

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Update on Alum Application to Arboretum’s Marion Dunn Pond

As you recall this blog has reported on the proposal from City of Madison Engineering Division to add aluminum sulfate (alum) to the Arboretum’s Marion Dunn storm water pond on Monroe Street.   Now, we have learned that the City has … Continue reading

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5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration Coming to Madison

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Returning to its Roots Conference to Mark 25th Anniversary of the SER’s Founding in Madison Scheduled for October 6 through 11, 2013, this 5th World Conference, with the theme of “Reflections on the Past, Directions … Continue reading

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