Students working on Cofrin arboretum plugs

Preserving the prairie

Thanks to an endowed gift by UWGB prof. Emeritus Keith White, and alumnus Neil Diboll, Canada Goldenrod and other invasive species are being replaced by prairie plants to increase biodiversity in the Keith White Prairie on campus. This fall, UWGB students and volunteers are transplanting plugs into larger pots, where they will continue to grow until next spring, when they are large enough to survive planting in the prairie. Diboll, owner of Prairie Nursery, is donating plug flats for both the arboretum and Baird Creek. The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity facebook page does a great job of updated those interested on projects like these, and biodiversity-related topics related to campus and community. Find it here.