Research and Stewardship at
Riveredge Nature Center
Sturgeon | Swamp Metalmark | Avian | Permaculture | Sustainability | E. Ash Borer | Past Research
The goal of the program is to produce a breeding population of lake sturgeon in the Milwaukee River. To achieve this goal, 1,000 to 1,500 sturgeons will be raised and released every year for the next 25 years. In addition to the restoration efforts on the Milwaukee River, the Wisconsin DNR is working on three other Lake Michigan tributaries.
Get details about the Sturgeon Project
Learn more about Sturgeon Fest
Swamp Metalmark Butterfly Reintroduction Project (S. Borkin, MPM):
The swamp Metalmark butterfly, Calephelis mutica, is the only member of the Riodininac that occurs in Wisconsin. Both in the alkaline fens where the butterfly lives, but populations of the butterfly are rare in the state. Reflecting this, the butterfly was listed as a state endangered species in 1989... Click here to read more about this project!
Learn more about Riveredge's birding events and activities here.
Woodland Harvest Permaculture Project:
Woodland Harvest is an exciting new collaboration between Riveredge and our neighbors on the other side of the Milwaukee River, Wellspring Farms Inc. The project is expected to be a regional model for sensible and sustainable land use at any scale. Permaculture is a holistic approach to landscape design that integrates several disciplines, including farming, biology, ecology, agriculture, architecture, gardening and community building...
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Sustainability Information and Links:
Living a sustainable lifestyle...How do i fit in?
The Emerald Ash Borer:
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This report describes the research activities at Riveredge Nature Center undertaken between 1970 and 2000. These activities are or were undertaken primarily to provide information on the Riveredge Nature Center land and those who inhabit it such that informed decisions are made regarding the stewardship of the sanctuary. Some of the inventory activities also contribute to state or national inventory efforts. Click Here to See This Report!