Category Archives: Invasive Species

Burn, Baby, Burn! Prescribed Fire at RU’s Schaumburg Campus Encourages Native Plant Communities to Flourish

Yesterday, instead of worrying over their taxes, an enthusiastic burn crew did a prescribed burn of the detention pond at RU’s Schaumburg Campus. This was the 3rd time this artificial wetland has been burned since 2011 in an effort to … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Conservation, Education, Events, Invasive Species, Landscaping, Restoration, Roosevelt, Schaumburg, Schaumburg Campus

Asian Carp Continue to Threaten Great Lakes Ecosystem

by Jim Lockefeer for SUST 210 It appears that the invasive fish known as Asian carp are making their way to Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. According to an article posted on the Daily Herald’s website on November … Continue reading

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Des Plaines IL Fights to Save the Native Ash Tree in Attempt to Save Biodiversity

by Lauren Nichols for SUST 210 Des Plaines, Illinois, is home to an enormous amount of biodiversity. With the Des Plaines River running through the town, the number of species of resident animals, plants, and other organisms is extremely high … Continue reading

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Schaumburg Battles the Emerald Ash Borer

The June 11th edition of the Chicago Tribune features an article by Kate Thayer highlighting the current status of efforts to contain the Emerald Ash Borer in Schaumburg. This invasive species has affected many communities in northeastern Illinois, and is … Continue reading

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Mount Prospect and the Emerald Ash Borer

By Justin Kohls for SUST 210 online A rise in Emerald Ash Borers, found from the Midwest to the East Coast and into Canada, and its influence on community development and beautification has created a communal response in Mount Prospect, … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Conservation, Invasive Species, Mount Prospect