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Army Lake Oak Woodland

In 2016 I was part of an environmental assessment at the site of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) planned boat launch to Army Lake in Walworth County, Wisconsin. My heart sank at the time, because I knew the … Continue reading

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Oak leaves must burn to release their ghosts and set the stage for renewal.

A fitting scene for this election day. Tomorrow will be welcome. Any steward presiding over bur oak that does not welcome fire onto the landscape, or at least relentlessly try to do so, is a steward in name only.

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The Day some Acres of Good Prairie were Saved.

Or, more accurately, the process of saving began. In a distant room, around old lab table, people came together with a common purpose, which was to save Benedict Prairie from fading from existence. Most had never heard of it before … Continue reading

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