Friday, June 22, 2012

Japanese stiltgrass Control is underway in Will County

Will County Forest Preserve District, the Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership (NIIPP), Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Tallgrass Restoration are all working together to complete control of the first known population of Japanese stiltgrass in the Chicago Region, in Will County.

NIIPP is coordinating the control project and has committed funds towards completing the control efforts, Tallgrass Restoration is leading the crew on the ground to complete control efforts on private property, IDNR is contributing summer interns to help complete the control efforts, Will County FP is completing control work on their land and is providing some of the equipment for the interns to help complete the control work.

This is a great example of NIWP/NIIPP partners working together to contain and control a New Invaders target species population on private and public lands.

Thanks to everyone involved for you diligence and willingness to help make this control effort happen!

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