Oak Wilt On Reichert Preserve, Revisited

Oak Wilt On Reichert Preserve, Revisited

In the spring of 2016 Legacy confirmed that oak wilt was present and active on our Reichert Nature Preserve. At that time several trees had already been claimed by the disease, and we knew it was time to act.  It took us two years to educate ourselves on oak wilt’s pathology and management, and to […]

Meet Our New Land Protection Staff Members

Over the last two years Legacy has acquired six new conservation easements and another public nature preserve—land that will be protected, forever—and brings our total acres of protected land to almost 10,000! These acquisitions mean we are now responsible for monitoring 105 easements  as well as managing 8 preserves to ensure conservation values are maintained. […]

Staying ahead of oak wilt

Staying ahead of oak wilt

By Allene Smith, Land Steward When I left you last, Legacy was gathering information and planning our approach to managing oak wilt, a disease that kills red oaks (See Part 1, Getting ahead of oak wilt). Here’s the progress we’ve made since then. In keeping with the Forest Management Model for oak wilt developed by […]

Getting ahead of oak wilt

Getting ahead of oak wilt

By Allene Smith, Land Steward You might have heard through the grapevine (or through root grafts, in this case) that Legacy’s Reichert Nature Preserve has come down with a case of oak wilt. While we lay the groundwork for remediation efforts on the Preserve, we’d like to share what we’ve learned about this increasingly common […]