When we are not traveling, our crew is here at Congaree. We have treated a Wisteria, an invasive plant that first planted as a popular porch vine. The park recently discovered the large Wisteria infestation along an old hunt club road. We have treated the Japanese Stilt Grass that grows along several of the parks trail. Our finial project here is to help restore the longleaf pine forest that used to be numerous in the South East. Now stretches of tall long leaf pines with a clear understory are rare. Congaree is working to expand its long leaf pine forest and create a habitat for the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker.