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2003 Cofrin Arboretum Grants

Point au Sauble Vegetation Survey

Graduate student Brad Herrick.

Cofrin Grant recipient Brad Herrick counts plants within a sampling quadrat.

 

UW Green Bay graduate student Brad Herrick received a Cofrin Arboretum Research Grant last summer to develop a permanent vegetation survey program at Point au Sable, a prominent peninsula located on the east shore of Lower Green Bay. This natural area preserves one of the few unmodified estuarine wetlands in the entire Lake Michigan ecosystem. Herrick conducted a baseline survey of the vegetation at Point au Sauble. The purpose of this research was to construct permanent sampling plots to be used in a long-term monitoring program. The data collected will be used to construct Geographical Information Systems (GIS) maps and to monitor changes in the vegetation composition of this natural area.

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