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.
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?
Data was collected and shared with individual landowners and nongovernmental organizations and interest groups.
James R. Miller, David M. Engle
Year of Grant Completion
Harr, Ryan N.; Miller, James R.; and Engle, David M., "Quantifying eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) in southern Iowa: A starting point for conversations with landowners about threats to grassland resilience" (2012). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 404.