Tom's Blog

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Keeping track of the prairie & savanna acres restored

Once we got seriously into prairie/savanna restoration, I kept track of the work by measuring the acres restored.

It was easy to do with a Garmin. I just walked around the periphery of the area cleared each year with the GPS area routine on, and then pushed "calculate". Having these numbers was really important, because it helped in setting budgets and goals.

The graph here summarizes eight years and 70 acres of work and the air photo gives a concrete look at what has been accomplished.

To read a history of the early years of restoration, download this link (44 MB)

The air photos make the process seem more real!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nice recognition for Pleasant Valley Conservancy

Read the link from UW-Madison news service.

Kathie and I really appreciate the kind things said about Pleasant Valley Conservancy. It makes the past 20-some years of work worth it!

Classic white oak savanna.