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Restoration Projects

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Restoration Staff

The Morton Arboretum is conducting a comprehensive survey of underground drainage pipes in its landscape in order to manage the flow of water to the soil of its collections and natural areas.

Oak ecosystems are declining across the Midwest.  The Arboretum is undertaking research and restoration initiatives to find ways to combat these declines. 

The DuPage River has been altered over time through dredging, and the subsequent degradation of the river has been occurring over decades, and this project aims to improve functionality and structure, restoring river health, creating new native habitats, and protecting the Arboretum’s collections.

The Arboretum is home to one of the oldest prairie restorations in the world.  Continuing rare plant monitoring, restoration efforts, and research has made it a beautiful and active prairie since the 1960's.

Natural Resources Aide
Michael Rich
Natural Resources Aide
Thomas Miller
Manager of Natural Resources and Collections
Mark McKinney
Natural Resources Technician
Bryan (Spencer) Campbell
Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) Coordinator

MSES and MPA, Indiana University, Bloomington
BS, Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca

Clair Ryan
Head of Natural Resources and Collections Horticulture

BS, Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Kurt  Dreisilker