By Terry Kovarik
The 445 acre Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve has helped restore an endangered native plant from invasive weeds. The preserve founded by the Door County Land Trust has brought back the Pitcher’s Thistle in large numbers. Kayri Havens of the Chicago Botanical Garden believes that success could be repeated throughout the Great Lakes.
It’s a priority for the Door County Land Trust to preserve and restore such native plants through the 8000 acres of property the trust has acquired over several decades.