Chris Hitzeman, a farmer and owner of U-Guide South Dakota Pheasant Hunting, gathered the group to discuss the challenges and benefits of restoring wildlife habitat. This diverse collection of individuals shares an interest in expanding and improving habitat for wildlife in the prairie region.Read More
We asked 13 invasive plant management professionals to provide insight and tips on nozzle selection and maintenance based on their field experience. See what the professionals suggest for type and size of nozzles for backpack and ATV/UTV or truck-mounted sprayers, supplemental equipment, and best practices for calibrating, maintaining, and replacing nozzles.
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The restored prairies and woodlands within Belwin Conservancy also serve as models for ecological restoration in the St. Croix Valley. Non-native invasive plants such as Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense L.) have historically been problematic in prairie restorations. However, a new invader, Grecian foxglove (Digitalis lanata) is impacting desirable plant communities especially on prairie sites.Read More
Each year Techline receives questions from readers about treating broadleaf perennial weeds in the fall—including whether it is an effective application timing, what weeds are most susceptible to fall herbicide treatments and WHY? We interviewed seven weed scientists who work in natural areas about their research results and thoughts regarding fall application timing for perennial invasive plant control.Read More
Infested acreage and the time required to estimate it were compared for two inventory methods: a traditional method of mapping on foot with handheld GPS units versus an experimental method of recording video of infestations while riding a mountain bike.Read More
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is recognized as a leader in cooperative conservation. Established by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 25 years ago, the Partners Program has worked with over 45,000 private landowners and restored or enhanced about 1.1 million wetland acres, 3.4 million upland acres and 9,700 miles of stream habitat nationwide. These conservation projects were possible through voluntary agreements with landowners and over 3,100 partnering organizationsRead More