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Invasive Species

“These species are not inherently bad. They’re just in the wrong place.” – David Lodge An invasive species is a species of plant (or other living thing) which is not native to an area and has a detrimental effect on the ecological community. We have several plants that have taken…

Nature’s Helpers

“Man must learn that his current path is not suitable for Earth, and soon, Earth won’t be sustainable for man.” –Donald L. Hicks Without our volunteers, we would not have the manpower to keep up with—let alone restore—our habitats. We have a group that meets several Saturday mornings a year,…

Prescribed Burn

“Here’s where redesign begins in earnest, where we stop trying to be less bad and start figuring out to be good.” – William McDonough Photos by Alex Wiles Fire is a natural part of many ecological communities. Historically, Native Americans would set fire to prairies, keeping the woody vegetation at…

Erosion Control

“Nature doesn’t have a design problem. People do.” – William McDonough/Michael Braungart To mitigate this problem, a contractor and Fontenelle Forest staff installed a storm water piping system, stabilized the hollow’s steep grade, and seeded the area with native grasses. Three weeks after the project was completed, the area experienced…

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