Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This Just In: Latest Chicago Wilderness "100 Sites" map

The ‘100 Sites’ project draws together multiple natural areas across the region into a replicated natural experiment.  The sites are matched by habitat type (woodland, prairies) and restoration intensity.  

We are doing this  in order to address two main questions:
How effective are current management practices for restoring and conserving biodiversity?  
How effective are current management practices for rehabilitating key ecosystem processes?  

The image above shows the 121 sites that are currently in the system.

The project is managed by Lauren Umek; the PIs are Liam Heneghan and David Wise.  We are collaborating with many managers throughout the region.

This project is funded by the The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, 

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