This post is from steward Margaret Tobin's account of the workday.
We cleared a good amount of brush above the area we cleared back in March. All cleared brush was burned by the time we left, thanks as well to extra help from Friends of the Forest Preserve crew.
We have good recovery in the area cleared six months ago. Expanding beyond that area should expand recovery and also promote fire spreading farther into brush the next time FP has a prescribed burn here. I also hope we are curtailing erosion threatening the ravine below this slope, as native vegetation spreads into bare ground that was under thickets of invasive species we removed. Runoff under these thickets can be significant after rain.
We continued clearing the section John has been working since spring, near the old home site that predates Forest Preserve acquisition of the property. We just about broke through on one side, connecting the approach to the clearing beyond. It's a slow process, but definitely encouraging as you push on.