by Amanda Zeigler and Carolina Gamboa
(December 2011)

Preserving Schaumburg’s diminishing natural spaces is considered essential for the ecological health of the village. Wetlands, in particular, serve the necessary purpose of maintaining a proper hydrologic balance, cleaning water, and offering a much-needed habitat to wildlife of all varieties. Prior to full restoration, however, must come the knowledge of just what exactly Schaumburg’s wetlands are, and what the best methods of conservation will be.

Next page: Status and Ecology of Wetlands

Banner image: Detention pond / wetland on Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg Campus, summer 2011 (K. Franklin). This area was burned for the first time in the spring of 2011 in an effort to begin encouraging the growth of native plants and to mitigate against invasive species, such as reed canary grass.