Significance of Shadow Lake Bog

Significance of Shadow Lake Bog

If you have ever visited SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve, chances are that you’ve probably seen the Shadow Lake Bog. As you may know, a bog is a wetland habitat that is characterized by spongy ground that consists of partially decaying plant debris called peat....
The Worth of Our Water and Wetlands

The Worth of Our Water and Wetlands

What do wetlands give us? Why keep them around? Among other benefits, wetlands improve our water quality in many different ways. Healthy wetlands store and filter nutrients, sediments, pollutants, metals, harmful bacteria, and acids preventing them from entering our...
Preserve and Protect First

Preserve and Protect First

Habitat loss is one of the world’s greatest threats to species diversity and to the natural world. Habitat loss occurs when natural habitat is destroyed, fragmented, or degraded. Most of the time, habitat loss is a...

Assisted Migration

  When taking a walk around the grounds at SHADOW’s office and Richter Education Center, it’s easy to forget that this wooded area used to be a garbage dump.  All the beautiful snowberry, Nootka Rose, and other shrubs and groundcover were planted by...