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Nygren Wetland Preserve: Restoration Management

The Nygren Wetland Fellow will work with the staff of the Natural Land Institute (NLI) on the restoration of native species at Nygren Wetland Preserve and other NLI preserves in the region. Kevin Rohling, Director of Stewardship at NLI, will supervise this fellowship. This year, the Fellow can expect to continue the successful restoration of the wetland, prairie, and oak savannah complex at Nygren Wetland Preserve and across the region. Potential projects, depending on interests and skills, could include identifying and collecting native seeds, controlling invasive plant species, working with GIS/GPS to document locations of invasive species and sources of native seed, participating in aquatic turtle monitoring, and working with volunteers in restoration activities.


The 2015 Nygren Wetland Fellow will continue the work of previous fellows whose names and poster titles are listed below:

  • Katie Karl, Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling: Comparing Stream Quality for the Natural Land Institute, 2014
  • Becky Clow, Benthic Macro-Invertebrates Indicate the Fair Quality of Raccoon Creek, 2013
  • Kyle Bohrer, Kinnikinnick Fields- protecting 70 Acres in Northern Illinois, 2012
  • Brianna Berkowitz, Land Conservation in Northern Illinois, 2011
  • India John, Monitoring turtles at Nygren Wetland Preserve, 2010