Roseville Parks and Recreation is in the midst of an aggressive eco-restoration project to remove invasive/nonnative plant species from City parks. This 376 total acre (155 core acres/221 non-core acres) natural resources renewal project is taking place over a three-year period from 2014-17 and will include prairie/savanna, woodland, wetland, and shoreline restoration and management.
In order to eradicate the abundant invasive/nonnative plant growth, such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and Tatarian honeysuckle, significant woodland cutting is required. Native shrubs and hardwood, however, will be left undisturbed.
Once the removal of the invasive/nonnative growth is completed, native plant material will be reintroduced.
The long-term goal is to improve the overall wildlife habitat and native cover in City parks. This restoration work to remove invasive trees and shrubs and restore more native vegetation will result in changes to the visual character of each park, yielding a woodland understory and shrub layer that is more open and appropriate for our region.
Buckthorn and other nonnative species out-compete native plants for nutrients, light, and moisture, degrade wildlife habitat for birds and other native animals, threaten the future of forests, wetlands, prairies, and other natural habitats, and contribute to erosion by shading out other plants that grow on the forest floor.
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Policy
- Environmental Education
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- 2 Hours