In October the Lakeshore Nature Preserve and the UW Arboretum co-hosted a Wisconsin Master Naturalist training with an focus on ecological restoration. Twenty participants engaged in the 40 hour training learning about ecological principles and the restoration process, practicing restoration and interpretive techniques, and visiting local field sites.
On a field day in the Preserve, participants collected native seed, practiced invasive buckthorn removal techniques, experienced a live fire demo, and toured Eagle Heights Woods with Preserve staff. Wisconsin First Detector Network Coordinator Anne Pearce led participants on an invasive species walk on Picnic Point and State Assistant Archeologist Amy Rosebrough gave a fascinating look into local Native American history and showcased the Preserve’s Indian burial mounds.
Visit the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program website for more information.