Archive for the ‘Practitioner Posts’ Category

Unearthing Remnant Sedge Meadow Restores Lost Wetland Functions

Posted on 27th Mar 2018 by mwgladmin

Author:  Matthew C. Parsons, M.S. (Senior Ecologist – Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc.) The B. Bruce Krier Conservancy read more

Restoration and the Season of Migrations…

Posted on 8th May 2017 by osage59

Over the weekend we celebrated International Migratory Bird Day with a hike around one of the read more

Why we shouldn’t take seeds for granted…

Posted on 2nd May 2017 by osage59

This interesting essay was recently posted in the Annals of Botany blog examines the problem of read more

The Tanager and the Oak

Posted on 27th Apr 2017 by osage59

Here in the Midwest the arrival of spring migratory birds in happening in earnest. Birders read more

Restoration for pollinators in Cedar Rapids…

Posted on 14th Apr 2017 by osage59

Could this happen in your town? Cedar Rapids, Iowa moves to enhance 1000 acres of public read more

Florida (restoration) road trip, anyone?

Posted on 12th Aug 2016 by osage59

Who wouldn't like a road trip to Florida? Our good friends at the Southeastern Chapter of the read more

Turning a liability into an asset: a case study of restoration from the ground up…

Posted on 12th Aug 2016 by osage59

How many of us have encountered potential restoration sites that seemed to have some potential, read more

Restoration – in my town…

Posted on 31st Jul 2016 by osage59

During the course of this summer I have enjoyed seeing a restoration project - that read more

Throwback Thursday: Creating and Maintaining Sand Islands at Wolf Lake

Posted on 9th Jun 2016 by jlyndall

Originally published in our September 2011 newsletter. By Jon Dittmar, Cardno JFNew Wolf Lake is a 3.2 km² read more

Restoration and Rememberance

Posted on 27th May 2016 by osage59

One of the most common pieces of advice I have heard about writing is to read more

Throwback Thursday: 100 Sites for 100 Years: A Chicago Wildernewss Land Management Research Program

Posted on 26th May 2016 by jlyndall

This post was originally posted in our January 2009 newsletter. by Lauren Umek and Liam Heneghan, Institute read more

Soil Microbes in Ecological Restoration

Posted on 26th Apr 2016 by jlyndall

By restoration scientists Elizabeth Bach, Jonathan Bauer, and Liz Koziol Increasingly, ecological restoration goals include belowground read more

Advice on Goldenrod Control?

Posted on 22nd Feb 2016 by rwdolan

I manage a 3-acre prairie planting on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis ( The read more

State Roundup

Posted on 20th Nov 2015 by jlyndall

Happy Friday everyone!  Restoration practitioners in the Midwest-Great Lakes region have been busy planning, implementing, read more

Biological Invasions Research Project

Posted on 12th Nov 2015 by rwdolan

Alien Futures is a new research project collecting and examining issues that may affect the read more

The Promise of Restoration

Posted on 29th Oct 2015 by jlyndall

by Steve Glass   The science and practice of restoration ecology is a forward-looking, multifaceted discipline that read more

Photo Essay on Restoration of Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid in Wisconsin

Posted on 8th Oct 2015 by jlyndall

by Steve Glass, The Restoration Ecology Lab Restoration Ecology in Action This photo sequence documents a case read more

Celebrating Biodiversity: Native Seeds in the Midwest

Posted on 17th Sep 2015 by jlyndall

by Aaron Egan, Genesis Nursery Milkweed is most associated with monarch butterflies and is growing in read more

Community Involvement to Address a Long-standing Invasive Species Problem: Aspects of Civic Ecology in Practice

Posted on 10th Sep 2015 by rwdolan

by Rebecca Dolan, Friesner Herbarium and Center for Urban Ecology, Butler University.  SER MWGL Indiana read more

Putting the Piece of the Prairie Back Together in Illinois – Bison in the Nachusa Grassland

Posted on 3rd Sep 2015 by jlyndall

by Roger Anderson In Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold described the occurrence of a single compass read more


Posted on 21st May 2015 by lglyndal

"You do what?!" people ask me after I tell them I work to protect rattlesnakes read more


Posted on 22nd Jan 2015 by lglyndal

Welcome to the blog for the Midwest Great Lakes Chapter of the Society of Ecological read more