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Tax deductible contributions to the Green Ribbon Initiative will be used to support education and stewardship work in the Oak Openings Region.

To donate to the Oak Openings Habitat Protection and Restoration Fund, click here.

To donate to the Oak Openings Carbon Offset Fund, click here.

To make a general donation to the Green Ribbon Initiative, click on the donate button below. These funds will go to:


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Oak Openings Best Management Practices

The following documents provide detailed information on invasive species management in the Oak Openings, including guidelines for mechanical, chemical, and biological treatments, prevention of spread by equipment, and specific methods for individual species. Land managers are encouraged to print and collate the BMP’s in a binder for staff to have readily available in the field.

Amur Honeysuckle

Autumn Olive

Black Swallow-Wort 

Bristly Locust

Callery Pear

Canada Thistle

Common Buckthorn

Common Plantain

Common Reed

Common Teasel

Crown Vetch


European Black Alder

European Privet

Garlic Mustard

Glossy Buckthorn

Japanese Barberry

Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Stilt Grass

Morrows Honeysuckle

Multiflora Rose

Narrowleaf cattail

Pale swallow-wort

Norway Maple

Oriental Bittersweet

Purple Loosestrife

Reed Canary Grass

Spotted Knapweed

Tree of Heaven

Wild Carrot

Winged Burning Bush


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