Marshall Valley

Ridgeway, WI (2003-09)

This 110 acre site features pine relicts atop breath-taking sandstone outcroppings. The lower slopes and valleys contain remnant oak savannas, dry and wet prairies, sedge meadows and wetlands. Numerous springs feed the wetlands and a stream traverses the valley.

Our work at this site has mainly been the removal of invasive species, especially honeysuckle.  3 acres of oak savanna have been restored.  40 acres of timberstand improvement have been completed via removal of box elder, multiflora rose, buckthorn, honeysuckle and garlic mustard.  Annual prescribed burning has been a powerful tool at this site and has accelerated the restoration process.