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Bob Kirschner

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Director of Restoration Ecology
Chicago Botanic Garden

bkirschn at chicagobotanic dot org

Projects
Native Plant Assessment for Restored Lake Shorelines at the Chicago Botanic Garden (2015)

Scenic water vistas and diverse aquatic habitat are defining landscape elements throughout the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 60-acre system of interconnected lakes.  Beginning in 1999, the Garden has engaged in a systematic rejuvenation of its lake shoreline using innovative bioengineering techniques.  These approaches rely heavily on dense stands of native vegetation to control erosion of fragile...