Peat!!

Peat!!

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve is home to several different habitats including a bog, a special type of wetland. Specifically, it is considered a peat bog, but what exactly is peat? Peat is a nutrient-rich soil that takes thousands of years to...
What’s a conservation easement?

What’s a conservation easement?

In the world of conservation, people work tirelessly to restore and promote healthy environments, but how can we ensure that the land we all love will be enjoyed by generations to come? Landowners specifically, have a powerful tool to do this called 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...

Bog Restoration Abroad

Could a drainage ditch once again be a bog?   Bogs and mires are viewed as places of mystery and peace in Estonian heritage. Estonia is home to some of the world’s oldest bogs and peatlands and they make up a fifth of this country’s mainland. About a...