The UW-Madison Arboretum’s Curtis Prairie, named for renowned UW-Madison botanist John Curtis, is often regarded as the world’s oldest restored prairie. With restoration efforts commencing in 1935, Curtis Prairie’s rich history has been shaped by surrounding land-use change, an influx of disturbances, scientific research, and the restoration process itself.
Past Events: Webinar
The Tallgrass Prairie Center will present on the latest research and recommendations for prairie habitat seed mix design. Winter is an excellent time to consider seed mixes for upcoming restoration projects, and you can find out what you need to consider when designing and choosing a seed mix for pollinators and monarchs in the prairie.
Presenters: John Tirpak, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and James Cronin and Blair Tirpak, U.S. Geological Survey
Host: Great Northern LCC Rocky Mountain Partner Forum
Presenter: Patrick Bixler, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas
Nathan will discuss the complex life-cycle of native freshwater mussels and how the challenges it presents are dealt with in the hatchery setting. Specifically, he will discuss the Mobile Aquatic Rearing Station, or MARS trailer, a streamside mussel rearing unit that the Genoa National Fish Hatchery uses to culture thousands of mussels for release in the Upper Mississippi River Basin on an annual basis.
Learn about a grant funding opportunity to be offered through the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund. Webinar participants will learn about funding priorities and the application process, receive tips for submitting competitive proposals, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Presenter: Wendel Hann, Landscape Fire Ecologist, Wildland Fire RD &A
The Great Basin LCC Public Forum is a short-term online website that shares information about the Great Basin LCC and provides a platform for the conservation community to provide input on our future work. By participating in the online forum, you can share feedback on:
As the South Atlantic LCC gears up for another round of Blueprint workshops in March and April of 2017, Rua Mordecai will review how the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint has evolved since Blueprint 1.0 was released in 2014. He will explain the process of developing the latest iteration of the Blueprint, Version 2.1, and provide an overview of how it combined with neighboring LCCs’ spatial priorities to form the first Blueprint for the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy.
If you work with or seek to engage private landowners on conservation issues, then you will want to see the ecosystem service mapping results of a three-part project that focuses on the services (i.e. nature’s benefits) important to private landowners. Why?