Category Archives: Conservation

Riprap

Alternative spellings and terms: rip rap, rip-rap, rock armor You often see the shores of lakes, ponds, rivers, and other waterbodies lined with piles of rock to prevent erosion, protection for manmade structures, or just to give some sense of … Continue reading

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Harvesting Cattails for Habitat Restoration and Biofuel Production

Invasive cattails are a major problem facing native wetlands in the Midwest.  Hybrid Cattail (Typha x glauca) and Narrow-leaf Cattail (T. angustifolia) have taken over large areas of native sedge meadow and shallow marshes.  This cattail invasion has greatly altered wildlife … Continue reading

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West Bay Cane Bed Flight

The West Bay Cane Beds in Lake Poygan have been in decline for decades, but the last decade has been particularly unkind.  The beds are rapidly eroding from wave and ice action.  The beds are now so small that a … Continue reading

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