Forest Invasive Plant Field Day
Attendees gathered on August 7th, 2021 to learn about forest management and forest invasive plants. Ben Baumgart, DNR forester, presented on forest management plans and why we control invasive plants. Hannah Butkiewicz, executive director of Golden Sands RC&D, presented on the Cooperating for Woods and Wildlife project, which connects nearby landowners to form Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) cooperatives. Private consultant Anthony Rynish shared information about the services his company offers. Asa Plonsky, NEWIP coordinator, presented on forest invasive plant identification, control, and cost-share programs. After lunch, there was a property walk and additional discussion.
This event was sponsored by Wick Habitat Services LLC and Rynish Forestry Inc.
Funding was also provided by the Wisconsin DNR Private Forest Grant Program
Mosquito Hill Volunteer Workday
On May 8th, 2021, NEWIP held a volunteer workday at Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London. Volunteers learned about and removed invasive plants including garlic mustard, buckthorn, autumn olive, and honeysuckle. Volunteers also got experience using special pulling tools.