Preserving the Yellow Dog Watershed
in its most natural state for the use of the public,
now, and for the benefit of future generations.

programs

McCormick Wilderness Wetland Restoration Project

9 Dec , 2013  

Field crew at White Deer Lake with Superior Watershed CUPCWMA
(L-R) Declan Shalley, Christy Budnick, Alex Ubbelohde

In 2009, with a grant from the National Forest Foundation, YDWP sent a field crew to the McCormick Wilderness Area to survey and prioritize the impact of all non-native invasive species (NNIS). The European Swamp Thistle, Cirsium palustre, had become well-established in sensitive wetland areas and was the largest threat to native ecosystems due to its tendency to crowd out other plants and reproduce rapidly. The swamp thistle was selected as the More…

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