Project ID

E2011-13

Abstract

The swift spread of eastern redcedar poses a number of problems for grasslands and wildlife habitats, which are already under strong pressure in the Midwest. This study documents the true nature of redcedar expansion in this area and uses that data to educate landowners about management practices aimed at slowing the spread of this pernicious woody species.

Key Question

To what extent has eastern redcedar expanded and encroached into southern Iowa grasslands over the past 30 years and what are the implications for grassland users?

Findings

Data was collected and shared with individual landowners and nongovernmental organizations and interest groups.

Principal Investigator(s)

Ryan Harr

Co-Investigator(s)

James R. Miller, David M. Engle

Year of Grant Completion

2012

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