Prescribed burns as a land management tool

Prescribed burns as a land management tool

If you visited the Johnson or Reichert Preserve recently, you may have been startled to see a charred and blacken landscape and wondered, “Was there a fire here?”  And, the answer would be, “Yes!” But it’s not the result of an ‘out of control forest fire’ that we usually see on the news. Despite the […]

Legacy and EMU: A thriving symbiotic relationship

Legacy and EMU: A thriving symbiotic relationship

During the summer of 2016, Legacy began planning for the restoration of the farm fields at the Lloyd & Mabel Johnson Preserve to a more natural land cover. That summer also saw a fortuitous connection between Legacy staff and Eastern Michigan University (EMU) professor Dr. Emily Grman. When Dr. Grman shared a need for a […]

Thank you, Dana!

Thank you, Dana!

Amidst the chaos of 2020 you may have noticed a change within the Legacy stewardship team:  longtime volunteer coordinator and steward extraordinaire, Dana Wright, is no longer working with Legacy.  While it may have come as a surprise to most, it was a planned, systematic, and orderly transition that quietly came to fruition over the […]