Preserve Update: COVID-19 Edition

Preserve Update: COVID-19 Edition

A lot has changed in the last few weeks, for all of us. Alongside our Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order there have been innumerable communications from the folks who manage public land, Legacy included, reminding everyone that the natural world is “open for business”. In tandem with that message, we’d like to also […]

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). […]

Restoration at work

Restoration at work

Legacy’s stewardship team and volunteer Sara Lupkas spent October 26 tossing handfuls of fluffy white and tiny brown seeds at the Lloyd and Mabel Johnson Preserve’s prairie restoration site, 15-acres of former farmland. Native grasses and wildflowers—from seeds collected at a Legacy conservation easement, at the Reichert Nature Preserve, and at the planted prairie communities […]