USACE Buffalo, Detroit Districts complete 5-year study in Menominee AOC
Left to right: Lindsay Parsons (Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition); Tim Noon (USACE); Gabe Schmidbauer (USACE); Brianna Kupsky (Wisconsin DNR); Kris Erickson (Ecology and Environment) make up the Menominee River Area of Concern (AOC) Aquatic Plant Control for Rookery Habitat Project Team. The goal of the five-year project was to reduce the abundance of invasive species, so native plant communities can thrive in the future, and protect the rookery. The project completed several activities: invasive plant species controls; restoration planting with native trees, shrubs and seeds; vegetation monitoring; bird surveys; and stakeholder coordination. (Courtesy Photo from Army Corps of Engineers)