We had the opportunity to participate in a variety of conservation projects throughout the summer. Of all of them, I enjoyed working on the Canebrake Restoration Project the most. Unlike the other projects, the canebrake project allowed us to actively map areas which were possible donor sites of canebrake (a plant which has been threatened in the region by an influx of invasive species). We were able to hike around various plots of ACoE land in search of these plants, and finding them became a surprising source of satisfaction. It was a gratifying project in that we knew that our efforts searching would lead to the reintroduction of a plant which would otherwise remain threatened in the region.
September 11, 2012 •