Enjoy breath-taking views of waterfowl and other wildlife while learning about the "restoration of the restoration" of the 1,200-acre wetland on Lake Butte des Morts at Terrell's Island. The Winnebago Upper River Pool Lakes were once vast wetland with rivers snaking through reed beds. These wetlands were gradually lost due to raising water levels for navigation. For the past 30 years, this area has been managed to restore native wetland habitat, but invasive cattails, Phragmites, and pelicans kept winning. Come learn about the intriguing history of this area and the latest adaptive restoration strategies.
Leaders: Shannon Davis-Foust (UW-Oshkosh) and Katie Reed (Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance)
Duration: 4.5 hours
Activity level: Medium