The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is using herbicides and mowing to control invasive plants on wetland habitat occurring on 15 state properties. This work is contributing to improved habitat for populations of 45 rare species. The project area is in the Upper Fox River Basin located in east central Wisconsin and includes all of Marquette County, portions of Adams, Calumet, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago, and Waushara Counties. All streams in this basin drain into the Fox River through Lake Winnebago and ultimately to Lake Michigan. Ecological benefits of the project aim to protect high-quality wetlands that comprise the largest state owned tracts in the Upper Fox Basin, protection and maintenance of habitat quality for species of greatest conservation need and rare species associated with the project area, and prevention of further habitat conversion to invasive monocultures.
DNR lands in the Upper Fox River Basin within Marquette, Adams, Calumet, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago, and Waushara Counties, WI