Photo caption: Can you see the invasives in need of management? By A. Gupta, UMN Extension
Do you know about invasive species and want to manage them but don’t know where to start? If so you’re not alone. There are many natural resource professional, active volunteers and woodland owners that have gotten discouraged and become paralyzed by uncertainty. The University of Minnesota rebranded some great information originally from the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy about how to prioritize invasives management.
The Exchange Food and Drink, 500 5th Ave. NW, New Brighton (exit County Rd E2 from I-35W. Note: There is minor construction, so just follow the short detour. The restaurant is in the SE corner of a small business center). Phone: 651-348-6289.
Please RSVP by October 17 so that I can confirm our reservation.
Women of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association is touring a member's property to learn more about the beginning stages of her prairie restoration and to see her property. The day will include an introduction, walk, and a picnic lunch.
Buckthorn is the bane of many woodland owners. It turns out that buckthorn is starting to appear on the radar of soybean farmers as well (see post titled “What do buckthorn and soybean have in common?” for details).
Heard about 3D prints but not sure what all the hype is about?
The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry and Natural Resources team created invasive species 3D print models for early detection identification training. During the past decade of dedicated work on many different invasive species, both terrestrial and aquatic, educators adapted and improved program instruction and display materials, including 3D prints.
Location: Taste of India, 2570 Cleveland Ave., St. Paul (Roseville); 651-631-1222
Topics: MyMinnesotaWoods and UMN Master Woodland Owner Program: http://mwop.umn.edu/. The Master Woodland Owner program delivers a comprehensive training curriculum for private woodland owners interested in becoming better stewards of their woods.
About 10 years ago, Indian Heights Park overrun with invasive plants while mountain bike tires were eroding the hillsides, park neighbors and Audubon members became concerned. Many neighbors and community members enjoyed the park, but none of us really understood how valuable the land was to our history, culture and wildlife. In 2010, we gathered the stakeholders together to share that this was (and is) an important site for Dakota people and that the city’s remnant oak savanna remains one of the most endangered ecosystem in Minnesota.