invasive species http://wxpr.org en Stopping Land Invasives Focus Of Upcoming Meeting http://wxpr.org/post/stopping-land-invasives-focus-upcoming-meeting <p>Groups are meeting next month to try to stop the spread of invasive land plants in the Northwoods.</p><p>The Wisconsin Headwaters Invasive Partnership is hosting an open-to-the public meeting at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:41:00 +0000 Ken Krall 13539 at http://wxpr.org Stopping Land Invasives Focus Of Upcoming Meeting Never Too Early to Plan for Native Flowers, Grasses, Trees http://wxpr.org/post/never-too-early-plan-native-flowers-grasses-trees <p>It’s still the middle of winter - but for some gardeners it’s not too early to look ahead to spring. &nbsp;</p><p>The Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department runs a program to promote native plants for gardens and yards.&nbsp; The program includes a mid-winter sale, where gardeners can pre-order native varieties for pick-up in May or June. &nbsp;WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke to the department’s Heather Palmquist about the native plants program. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:45:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13356 at http://wxpr.org Never Too Early to Plan for Native Flowers, Grasses, Trees Laona School Forest Kicks Off Three-Year Management Plan http://wxpr.org/post/laona-school-forest-kicks-three-year-management-plan <p>State foresters are set to begin a three-year timber management project in the Laona School Forest.&nbsp; DNR officials and Laona students gathered Wednesday to kick off the project.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">DNR Forestry Supervisor Craig Williams says the project will benefit forest health. He says some of the trees in the oldest school forest in the country are aging, and are being affected by invasive </span>buckthorn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:27:05 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11580 at http://wxpr.org Laona School Forest Kicks Off Three-Year Management Plan Invasive Phragmites Seen In Northwoods http://wxpr.org/post/invasive-phragmites-seen-northwoods <p>Another invasive plant is threatening the shorelines of our northern waters...a plant that has taken over large stretches of Lake Michigan and Green Bay shores.&nbsp;</p><p>It's called phragmites. Ken Krall spoke with Vilas County invasive species coordinator Ted Ritter about the threat from the tall plant that's very aggressive...</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:08:59 +0000 Ken Krall 11571 at http://wxpr.org Invasive Phragmites Seen In Northwoods Deer Hunters: Leave Firewood At Home http://wxpr.org/post/deer-hunters-leave-firewood-home <p>The “buy where you burn” principle still applies in hunting season. &nbsp;</p><p>The Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection is reminding hunters not to haul firewood long distances when they head to their deer camps.&nbsp;</p><p>Department spokesperson Donna Gilson says doing so could introduce new pests to an area.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“There’s always that temptation to bring firewood with you because you’ve got some right in your backyard. IT’s never a good idea to haul firewood around the state.&nbsp; And in some cases it may actually be illegal to do so.”</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10645 at http://wxpr.org Deer Hunters: Leave Firewood At Home Study Reveals Nuances of Aquatic Invasive Behavior http://wxpr.org/post/study-reveals-nuances-aquatic-invasive-behavior <p>We usually think of an invasive species as taking over its environment, at the expense its native counterparts. &nbsp;</p><p>But a <a href="http://www.news.wisc.edu/22243" target="_blank">new study</a> from the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Center for Limnology challenges that assumption.&nbsp; It compiled survey data from a variety of studies on aquatic species, and finds that most of the time aquatic invasives keep a pretty low profile.&nbsp; WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with Gretchen Hansen, lead author on the study. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:51:19 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10609 at http://wxpr.org Study Reveals Nuances of Aquatic Invasive Behavior Intro to Invasives, at CAVOC http://wxpr.org/post/intro-invasives-cavoc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fourth graders from Central Intermediate School in </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had a chance to learn about invasive species Thursday,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on an environmental education field trip.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:32:48 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8205 at http://wxpr.org Intro to Invasives, at CAVOC How to Mix a Lake http://wxpr.org/post/how-mix-lake <p>If you frequent lakes in the Northwoods, you know that invasive species are a big problem.&nbsp; Take rainbow smelt – the tiny fish are known for outcompeting native fish and devouring their young.&nbsp; Once rainbow smelt get into a lake, it can be all but impossible to get rid of.&nbsp; Some approaches rely on chemicals that wipe out all fish species.&nbsp; But one project out of UW’s Trout Lake Research Station is experimenting with a new technique that could have many fewer side effects than the chemical method. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 5546 at http://wxpr.org How to Mix a Lake DNR Says, Time To Have a Chat About Invasives http://wxpr.org/post/dnr-says-time-have-chat-about-invasives <p>June is invasive species awareness month and this week you’ll have a chance to brush up on your facts. &nbsp;</p><p>The Department of Natural Resources is inviting the public to chat online with experts Tuesday and Thursday at noon.&nbsp; DNR Forestry Invasive Plant Coordinator Tom Boos says members of the public can ask whatever questions are on their mind.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:20:53 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3120 at http://wxpr.org DNR Says, Time To Have a Chat About Invasives Science on Tap to Tackle Aquatic Invasives http://wxpr.org/post/science-tap-tackle-aquatic-invasives <p>Invasive species have continued to be a problem here in the Northwoods.&nbsp; Nonnatives like the Eurasian water&nbsp;milfoil can threaten the ecology of lakes and disrupt summer recreation.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 22:02:10 +0000 Ken Krall & Natalie Jablonski 2948 at http://wxpr.org Science on Tap to Tackle Aquatic Invasives