Conservancy Prescribed Burns

The GLSD manages 15 Conservancy properties throughout the Big Green Lake watershed. We work to remove invasive species, promote natural habitat regeneration, and public accessibility. Part of these efforts include utilizing controlled burns to help control invasive species impacts. We rely heavily on volunteers for this work. Please contact the GLSD if you are interested in helping with our spring burn season.
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The Transition…Camp Grow to Tichora

Thanks to ALL OF YOU who helped to make the acquisition of Camp Grow a huge success. We would like to report that the transformation is well on its way. A requirement of the Knowles-Nelson (State of Wis.) grant is that all ~26 buildings must be removed as well as invasive non-native plants. Work commenced last fall with the removal of several buildings from the property. At the same time, our many dedicated buckthorn volunteers began cutting and stacking buckthorn creating new vistas of Spr...
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Conservancy Properties Undergoing Big Changes

Spring Burning Thanks in part to a great turn out by volunteers, the GLSD has been able to complete prescribed burns on several Conservancy properties. Spring burning of these natural areas is critical to promoting native vegetation while helping to limit and sometimes kill new buckthorn growth. It is a low cost but very effective strategy in controlling buckthorn seedlings. Burns have been completed at Winnebago Trail Conservancy, Sunnyside Conservancy, Norwegian Bay Wetlands, and the Tuleta ...
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