As part of an ongoing partnership with the MN DNR on Eagle Creek, TCTU volunteers and MN DNR work crews met on December 5 to move the remaining Siberian elm and buckthorn into large piles for burning this winter by the MN DNR.
During past spring events, TCTU volunteers focused on cutting buckthorn and invasive honeysuckle in the interior of the AMA. To help improve access to the area, volunteers started cutting buckthorn and Siberian elm along the roadway and property line in November 2022. This year we focused on clearing the remaining Siberian elms and clearing around the buckthorn piles from spring 2023.
Removing these invasive plants benefits trout, wildlife, and the native plant community. This work also prepares the area for our spring events, where volunteers will again assist the DNR in cutting and piling buckthorn.
The photos in the slideshow above highlight clearing efforts at Eagle Creek this year and last.
Thank you to MN DNR Trout Stream Habitat Specialist Mark Nemeth and TCTU Board Member Steve Kaukola for working together to make this project happen! Also HUGE thank you to our incredible TCTU habitat volunteers. Your work makes a notable impact on our streams, and we couldn't do this work without you.
Stay tuned for updates of our spring and fall 2024 habitat events with the MN DNR on Eagle Creek.
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