The Management Recommendations for Improvement

April 27, 2023 Blog Environment

The Management Recommendations for Improvement

Six things, easier outlined than executed:

1)     In areas with high potential for shortleaf pine-oak savanna restoration, focus on prescribed burning and treatment of aggressive woody plant species.

2)     Protect and conserve high quality forest that hasn’t been recently clearcut.

3)     Be careful to avoid overgrazing in savanna areas.

4)     Open fields could be managed in a way that supports greater biodiversity.

5)     Avoid excessive cattle traffic in wetlands.

6)     Control invasive species in priority habitats.

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April 25 2023 Blog Environment

Grasslands are gone, too.

Some scientists estimate that native grasslands have declined by as much as 99 percent. By some estimates, this resulted in three billion fewer birds on the landscape than 50 years ago. This has harmed both the eastern meadowlark and the bobwhite which are both found on Coal Creek.

April 20 2023 Blog Environment

Landscapes like people get stressed.

Historically, open savannas and woodlands were largely maintained by periodic fire, which served to remove dense blankets of accumulated leaf litter from the ground and promote the growth of fire-adapted trees, such as shortleaf pine. Due to the loss of periodic fire, it is estimated that at least 90% of shortleaf pine-oak savanna has been lost.

Sketch of Melanoplus Lindemanni

April 18 2023 Blog Environment

About that (new) Grasshopper.