Salt Point, NY

Simple management procedures, none of which involved any plantings, converted an impenetrable shrub thicket into a sweeping expanse of little bluestem, one of our most beautiful native grasses. Strategically timed mowing encouraged small existing populations of little bluestem to expand while existing woody vegetation was shaped into periodic drifts, creating a dynamic interplay of openness and enclosure. The success of this project exemplifies how incredible landscapes can be created using straightforward field techniques based on a deep understanding of natural processes, an approach pioneered by LWLA.