Restoration Ecology and Natural Resource Management

Researchers in restoration ecology and natural resource management work with The Morton Arboretum’s natural resources staff and volunteers to investigate the history of the land and the effectiveness of various practices for contending with invasive species, renewing the role of fire in prairie and woodland ecosystems, restoring natural hydrology, and encouraging species diversity. 

Among the projects underway at the Arboretum are:

  • Restoration of natural hydrology at Crowley Marsh and other wetlands
  • Management of the more than 50-year-old Schulenberg Prairie restoration
  • Quantifying the effects of prescribed burning as an oak woodland management tool