Earth Partnership for Schools
HOW TO RESTORE A PRAIRIE OR WOODLAND
This is an interactive workshop to help you learn about woodland communities in Wisconsin, how to choose appropriate plants for woodland restorations, and how to restore a woodland. This workshop is applicable for schools, large and small-sized properties, environmental educators, homeowners, park land managers, and landscape planners. The Earth Partnership approach to restoring Wisconsin woodlands at school sites is built around three cornerstones--ecological restoration, community participation, and enriching education. This site includes a woodland database that can be used to find trees and other plants that fit within specific woodland communities, such as northern wet mesic forests, southern dry forests, etc.
The Monarch Watch Creating a Butterfly Garden site is affiliated with the University of Kansas Department of Entomology and the Univesity of Minnesota Department of Ecology. The site has pages on how to create a Butterfly Garden, a teacher's guide, a chart of good nectar sources, and charts of larval host plants (by species of butterfly and by plant). The Monarch Watch home page connects to other pages on rearing monarchs, monarch biology, milkweed, migration & tagging, egg-laying preferences, and research projects.
Native Prairie Management Guide
According to author Ray Hamilton, "The purpose of prairie management is to preserve and enhance the natural qualities of the prairie and its biodiversity." The guide, which is available from the Iowa Prairie Network, provides various management techniques, presents historical factors related to management, general management guidelines, discusses grazing, mowing, burning, alien species management, introduction of native species, and adjacent land management.
This is the first section of a "How to" guide designed for those individuals interested in restoring an area of land back to native prairie. Written by Lawrence Cwik.
Links to many articles from Wild Ones' publications on preservation and restoration of native communities.