SWVT will be holding a class for Nutrient Management Planning for farmers to do their own plans. Classes will be held at the Richland Center out-reach site on March 1st. Contact Ed Ruff at 563-880-9324 for more information or to register for the class.
We have cost sharing available for those who need to come into compliance with the NR 151 rules. Contact the Land Conservation Office at 608-647-2100 for more information.
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Contact: Patrick Dayton, Southwest Badger Stewardship Forester at (608) 637 – 5479 or email@example.com
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.
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