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?
While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles.
-- Homestead National Monument of America