The Regents of the University of Michigan are conducting ongoing and new restoration activities on four University of Michigan properties (Nichols Arboretum, Mud Lake Bog, Horner McLaughlin Tract, and Matthaei property). These properties encompass 15 diverse natural communities that provide habitat for many rare and imperiled species. Restoration activities include: prescribed burning, invasive species control, planting of native seed, care for disease-resistant elms planted during a previous project phase, and educational workshops. In addition natural area stewardship plans are being developed for each of the four properties. This work will benefit many species of conservation concern, such as eastern massasauge rattlesnake, Duke’s skipper, small white lady’s slipper, and many other species of plants and wildlife.
The Lake Erie basin in Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor and Whitmore Lake, and the Huron River Watershed, MI