Hobart Marsh Restoration
Grant Recipient:

Grant Awarded:

$100,000

Lake Basin(s):

Michigan

Project Location(s):

State- and privately-owned and managed nature preserves within 1/4 mile of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore property in the City of Hobart, Lake County, IN

The Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Inc. is controlling invasive plants and re-establishing the native plant community on 140 acres at four sites within the Hobart Marsh complex. Hobart Marsh is a regionally significant complex of emergent marsh, wet prairie and oak savanna in Lake County, Indiana. Project activities propose to include non-native invasive plant control on 85 acres, invasive woody and herbaceous plant control on 55 acres, and installation of plugs and seed of native plant species on 25 acres. By eliminating invasive plants in the treatment areas, this work will also reduce threats to adjacent protected areas at the four sites, which altogether comprise 247 acres. Several state-listed species will benefit from this project, and habitat is being improved for a variety of wildlife, including amphibians, waterfowl, and other migratory birds.

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