"Prairie Fens" Presentation by: Anna Fiedler, Michigan State University
Date: TODAY Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Time: 11:45am to 1pm Eastern
Place: Your Computer!
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The Midwestern U.S. has a relatively high density of prairie fen wetlands. These globally rare habitats support high plant diversity and are home to a number of rare and endangered plants, insects, and vertebrates. Prairie fens are under threat from a number of factors, including habitat fragmentation, pollution, and invasive species. Glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus) is one of the most common prairie fen invasives in Michigan. It is known to dramatically alter the fens it invades, and the removal of glossy buckthorn is often the focus of restoration projects. In this webcast, learn about 1) the changes we saw in restored prairie fen in the first two years following buckthorn removal and 2) how to determine whether you own or manage property that is a degraded prairie fen with restoration potential.
Tune in with Anna Fiedler of Michigan State University and Lisa Brush of the Stewardship Network for this informative upcoming webcast!