Invasive plant program expands statewide

The Traverse City-based Go Beyond Beauty program has received funding through two projects from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program to tackle such plants as Japanese Barberry, baby’s breath and blue lyme grass that are spread by people putting them in gardens.

Preventing wildfires by setting them

Prescribed burns do more than prevent wildfires. The Michigan DNR says they also “help regenerate forests, control invasive species, create wildlife habitat and promote healthy forests.”