As part of the ongoing effort to maintain 100 acres of restored tallgrass prairie, Homestead National Monument monitors invasive plant species. These species are controlled in a variety of ways, including mowing, selective use of herbicides, and prescribed burning. The goal is to present a landscape that is as historically accurate as possible.
Download a list of plants that the monument monitors here. [89 kb, MS Word document]
Invasive exotic plant monitoring at Homestead National Monument of America: Year 1. By Young CC and Others, 2007.
Did You Know?
The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! -- Homestead National Monument of America More...