NATIVE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
History of the Restoration Site
Role of Buffer Sites in Preserving Biodiversity
Project Goals and Purpose
Restoration Strategy and Methods
Education and Outreach
--Partners and Donors
Because Wolf Road Prairie is known for its ecological significance, it attracts support from
many domains. Private funders and foundations, corporate and business entities,
educational institutions, science groups, student groups,
professional landscapers interested in native plants and ecosystems, and county,state and federal
Like a watering hole where many species gather for diverse purposes, the prairie draws
interest from a range of geographic areas and populations as a conservation destination and
§ As a model project, the restoration on Hickory Lane can be studied and modified by
other sites that share its goals and purposes.
§ As a recovering buffer property, much can be
learned from the techniques and applications which are proving successful in stimulating
native plant populations.
§ As a field station, we welcome participants to join in
a process that demonstrates the feasibility of ecosystem recovery and encourages more funding to
acquire and restore other potentially fertile landscapes.
Ecologists and experts studying recovery site
photo by Phil Cihlar
It is a testimony to the power of these dynamics that the bufferlands project has accrued a
substantial number of supporters and partners.