Vegetation survey crew, Riveredge Nature Center

Origin Date:  1988

A lot has changed in our State Natural Area in the last 30 years, and there is a relative shortage of studies that can show this.  After review of historic studies at the WDNR State Natural Area office in 2015, it was discovered that retired SERPC biologist Larry Leitner had conducted a very detailed survey of our State Natural Area in 1988. However, this data had not been digitized or geo-referenced on a map.  We met with Larry this year (2017) and are cooperatively working with him and SEWRPC to update historic records and duplicate this vegetation study.

Partners: Local Botanist Larry Leitner, South Eastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), Wisconsin DNR State Natural Areas Division.