The botany and wetlands program focuses on assessments, inventory, monitoring, and developing plans for natural resources management of tribal wetlands and plant populations.

Ethnobotany is the focal point of the program. Wetland delineation, wetland water quality sampling, invasive species eradication, threatened and endangered plant surveys, and native garden developments encompass some of the activities performed by the botanist/wetland biologist.

Plant Surveys

Survey the diversity and structure of plant communities and estimate plant population abundance in various areas on tribal lands to monitor health and long-term trends of forest understory.

Invasive Plant Management

Survey, map, and remove invasive plant species that may be detrimental to native ecosystems or a threat to human health.

Rare Plant Surveys

Survey for State or Federal Special Concern, Threatened, or Endangered plant species on tribal lands to ensure protection of sensitive plant populations and habitat.

Wetland Water Quality Monitoring

Monitor the water quality of wetland resources on Tribal lands. Chemistry, temperature, pH, conductivity are all included.

Native Plant Recommendations

Recommend native plant species that would be best suited for home gardens, medicine gardens, or erosion projects.

Wetland Delineations

Find the edges of wetlands so we can keep contaminants and erosion out of wetland areas and protect nature’s greatest filter.

Contact Information

Alyssa Grelecki | Natural Resources Biologist | Botany/Wetlands | 715-478-4191