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Contact: Patrick Dayton, Southwest Badger Stewardship Forester at (608) 637 – 5479 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The NEW Southwest Wisconsin Invasive Species Coalition: Battling Invasives
A new chapter has begun on exotic invasive species management in Southwest Wisconsin. SWISC (Southwest Wisconsin Invasive Species Coalition) was recently formed from a group of agencies, organizations, and individuals to combat the negative effects of non-native organisms that have been brought here and are causing damage to the ecology and economy of the region. Once exotic invasive species take hold in an area (often brought here by humans) they explode in their population due to biological capabilities and lack of natural controls. They cause harm to the ecology and economy by displacing native species (plants, animals, fungi, etc) that have vital roles in the appropriate working web of life that we have come to exist in. Species such as garlic mustard, buckthorn, zebra mussel, emerald ash borer, etc have all been in the news for a while and have all had negative economic effects to our region. [Read more…]
For more information – http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/printree.shtml
This is an invasive species that should not be purchased or planted.
The Conservation Banquet was held on October 22nd, 2014 in the Richland Center Community Center. Below are some pictures of this years winners.
Field days were October 7 & 9, 2014. Field days are for the area 6th grade classes. Fields days are held at the Ash Creek property.
Note that some of the trails may be over grown.
Read more here… EAB Columbia Grant Monroe
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