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The goal of this project is to eradicate buckthorn and selectively thin other invasive species from the last remaining uncleared section of Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve. In total, the project area encompasses 61.4 acres of degraded marsh, sedge meadow, prairie, and savanna habitats. The work of this project includes all labor, materials and equipment to clear understory/sub-canopy trees and shrubs, and selectively thin overstory trees. Clearing areas are located within a dedicated Illinois State Nature Preserve. Special care must be taken to not adversely impact this ecologically sensitive area. Work shall include mechanical and hand cutting (chain saws, hand saws, tracked skid-loaders, feller bunchers, etc.), brush disposal via brush pile burning, selective wick herbicide application to cut stumps and follow-up wick foliar application of resprouts.
The Work shall be performed at the following Work Site:
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve
Lake Forest, Illinois