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ADV - NPLD - Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, East Bethel

NPLD - Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, East website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE,
East Bethel, MN 55005

Visit Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve for a morning of learning and inventory with Anoka Soil and Water Conservation District. Cedar Creek provides refuge for rare plants, wildlife, and ecological communities. However, non-native invasive plant species have the potential to undermine these ecological values. Invasive species such as oriental bittersweet, buckthorn, Siberian elm, crown vetch, and wild parsnip have been documented throughout the property. You will learn how to identify these species as well as how researchers monitor their presence. We will then spend the rest of the morning in the northern half of the reserve's property assisting with an inventory of invasives that need removal, and a small group will travel to adjacent Helen Allison Savanna SNA to cut and treat buckthorn. This is the first step in a long-term management plan being implemented by Cedar Creek, Anoka Soil and Water, and Isanti Soil and Water.

Experience with invasive species ID is useful.

What to know:
Bring gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks, wear boots, long pants

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Potter is the education and community engagement coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Her background is in wildlife ecology, and she holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as well as a masters and Ph.D in ecology and evolutionary biology. She studied wildlife and animal behavior all over the world (mostly monkeys in Ethiopia) before finding her true passion doing environmental education! Now, she runs school field trips and public events at CCESR, works with scientists to get their results into the hands of students, and organizes several citizen science projects.

Tillery Bailey

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Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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