Oak Wilt Workshop

Oak wilt has been showing up more frequently in our area and most of us are just starting to learn how to deal with it. Come learn from experts how to identify and treat oak wilt and hear an update from local practitioners on their oak wilt projects. Held in conjunction with The Stewardship Network […]

Japanese Stiltgrass – The Michigan Invasion

The first instance of Japanese stiltgrass in Michigan was found in Scio Township by a private resident in 2017. This is a quickly spreading herbaceous invasive. Help keep additional populations from cropping up by learning what to look for and how to eradicate it. Andrea and Jim Matthies have opened up their home as a […]

Reframing the war on invasive plants

Reframing the war on invasive plants

By Allene Smith, Land Steward The conservation community’s effort to slow or stop the spread of invasive plants is often referred to in terms of warfare: invasive plants are the enemy, and we must combat them with every weapon imaginable from loopers to herbicides. Land management is a battle of good (native) against evil (invasive). […]