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Metropark Cooperative Targets Invasive Species, Improving Native Habitat

February 23, 2016

Cleveland-area parks collaborated with each other to remove invasive plants, shrubs, and reeds, allowing native species to return.

Native Species Returning to Indiana Dunes in Area of Concern

February 23, 2016

By removing invasive species from three sites in Northwestern Indiana adjacent to Lake Michigan, native plants and wildlife are returning.

Burnham Wildlife Corridor

September 15, 2015

Migratory birds and butterflies have a safe place to stop over, thanks to the Burnham Wildlife Corridor. Invasive species have been removed and volunteers have planted thousands of native trees and shrubs in their place.

Removing Invasive Frog-bit Colonies Prevents its Spread Through Michigan

July 7, 2015

Removing invasive frog-bit from the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary helped restore fish and waterfowl habitat and taught people how to help prevent its spread.

Native Species Return to a Fen Along the Kalamazoo River

August 27, 2014

By removing invasive species from a wetland fen outside of Kalamazoo, Mich., native plants returned on their own and ecosystem health improved.

Coldwater River in the Trout River

August 27, 2014

Reducing riverbank erosion and placing fallen trees in the Coldwater River restored fish habitat and led to a 38-fold increase in the site’s trout population.

Business Owners, Anglers Work to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

June 6, 2014

Researchers, working with agencies, bait shop owners, and anglers, are developing a public education campaign to prevent the spread of invasive species.

Restoring Fish Habitat at Lake Shore Marshes

April 29, 2014

Ducks Unlimited restored 80 acres of Lake Ontario wetlands to improve fish and wildlife habitat and create outdoor recreational opportunities.

Marsh Restoration Paves Way for Return of Native Wildflowers

August 23, 2013

Restoration efforts are helping control the invasive weed Phragmites, and allowing native plants and wildlife to return, including bald eagles.