Category Archives: restoration

Winter Identification of Native and Exotic Phragmites Subspecies in SE Wisconsin

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Natural Areas Have Intrinsic Value

Much of the conservation community’s current approach to conservation planning is a commodification of nature. Lands are valued according to laundry lists of the tangible services (e.g. water quality protection, forage, carbon storage) they provide. We might not assign actual dollars … Continue reading

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Native and Exotic Plants: Problematic Terminology

I have always taken terms like “native” and “exotic” for granted. Native species may be assigned ecological value, but it is what they reveal about our natural heritage that I have always valued more. As integral parts of my human … Continue reading

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