What NLI Does About Invasive Species

It’s National Invasive Species Awareness Week Natural Land Institute’s land stewardship staff spend much of their time, along with volutneers and sometimes contractors, removing invasive species in woodlands, prairies and wetlands. Zach Grycan, Director of...

First Saturday Stewardship Day at Keefer Nature Reserve

This community service opportunity benefits nature and humans! Join NLI staff and other volunteers on the first Saturday of the month now through March to remove non-native brush like honeysuckle and buckthorn, carry cut brush to the burn pile, monitor the burn pile,...

Get rid of Callery Pear

Callery Pear. “Remove it if you have it” says our new Ex. Dir., Alan Branhagen. He also said you will save a lot of time and money in the future if you just remove it now. This tree has been widely used in landscaping and has now become very invasive in southern and...

Notes from the Field/April 17, 2020

Notes from the Field by Stewardship Staff: Tyler Pellegrini, Restoration Ecologist ‘Notes from the Field’ for Friday. While out setting up wildlife monitoring boards at a couple NLI preserves today, I got a good look at what’s sprouting in some...

Notes from the Field/April 15, 2020

Notes from the Field by NLI Stewardship Staff: Tyler Pellegrini, Restoration Ecologist Today’s Notes From The Field: honeysuckle! NLI field staff have been busy clearing invasive Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) from our woodlands. These shrubs are easy to...
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