Have you seen the plans for the Stella Niagara Preserve?
Last week, Darrel Morrison, a nationally-renowned landscape designer revealed the Concept Plan (or landscape design) for the entire property. The plans for the preserve feature curvilinear mowed paths that will lead visitors through the preserve’s proposed botanically-diverse plant communities like grasslands, grey birch groves, white and bur oak savannas, a sedge meadow, and more. These plant communities will provide habitat for wildlife year-round. Darrel says that “the design strives to provide a setting which is experientially rich, ecologically sound, and dynamic, and one which celebrates a unique sense of place, derived from its rich natural and cultural heritage.”
At the presentation, we also unveiled the final Vision Plan for the preserve, a document containing our goals and strategies for the preserve, which was created with the help of many stakeholders from the community. Check out the Plans here…
Did you miss our presentation of the Concept Plan last week? Not to worry – you can check out the photos from the event on our Facebook Page.
Upcoming Presentation: Kankakee Sands Prairie & Savanna Restoration
The Niagara Frontier Botanical Society welcomes the public to attend their next meeting to learn about Kankakee Sands High Diversity Prairie and Savanna Restoration in NW Indiana. This site contains over 100 rare and endangered species!
The presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:30 pm at the Harlem Road Community Center (4255 Harlem Rd., Amherst). The speaker, Andrea Locke, is Coordinator of the WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM). She has also worked for The Nature Conservancy in Indiana restoring sand prairie and black oak savanna ecosystems, including the Kankakee Sands, […]