About the Program
AriensCo manages 11.7 acres of prairie oak savanna between its two manufacturing facilities in Brillion, Wisconsin. Once common in Wisconsin, it is estimated that only 0.01 percent of the original 5.5 million acres of oak savanna in Wisconsin remain. The prairie oak savanna is linear in shape, connecting a 1.5 mile recreational trail allowing the community access to the site. The original planting comprised all native species, including bluestem, milkweed, and other vegetation known to attract pollinators. The team is working to achieve at least 75% native vegetative cover and representation of 50 native species. By 2025, AriensCo envisions having at least 50 acres of healthy example oak savanna dominated by open canopy oak trees with a thriving and diverse understory of native tall grass prairie species.
Practices and Impacts
DEVELOPMENT OF THE WHC INDEX IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY