Prairie Restoration at Cascade Meadow: A work in progress.

Tuesday, May 16th at 7 pm-Lower level Cascade Meadow

Speaker: Kathy Allen, Natural Resource Specialist, Saint Mary’s University

This presentation will include an overview of restoration efforts to date, invasive species control approaches, and the importance of fire to prairie habitats. While the restoration focus at Cascade Meadow has been on wetlands, the site also includes upland prairie areas (shortgrass and tallgrass) that serve as “buffer areas” for the wetlands. Tallgrass prairies once dominated large portions of the upper Midwest, but today less than 1% of their original extent remains. Restoring prairie to Cascade Meadow has been a challenge due to the pervasive presence of aggressive non-native plant species such as reed canary grass and Canada thistle.

This educational program is free and open to the public.

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