Restoration Techniques

Our land has many different habitats: prairies, savannas, old fields, wet prairies, sedge meadows and a spring fed creek.  Each area has had a different land use history, and presents different restoration puzzles.  We spend much of our time doing various restoration projects – learning and experimenting, finding techniques that work well for us and for the land.

Here are some of the techniques we’ve been using, and descriptions and photographs of the results.


Hand Cutting and Treating Brush


Girdling Aspen (and other trees)