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, Emancipation Proclamation and the Railroad Act were passed at the same time and worked together to move emigrants to the west for settlement.