Susan M. Lehnhardt, B.S., B.A.

Senior Ecologist

Susan Lehnhardt is a Senior Ecologist with more than 20 years of professional experience in ecological assessment and restoration planning, and extensive field experience in native plant communities throughout the contiguous US, Alaska, Canada, and parts of Central and South America. She directs and manages investigations in watershed restoration planning, vegetation monitoring in regulated wetlands, floristic and rare plant inventories, community classification and mapping, ecosystem health and habitat assessment, wetland delineation and restoration, and management planning for public, corporate, and private lands.

In developing an effective long-term restoration and management plan for a degraded urban savanna site in Dane County, WI, she designed and implemented a long-term demonstration test plot program, which also served to engage and train volunteer stewards. She is researching the propagation and use of hairy-fruited lake sedge (Carex trichocarpa), an aggressive native mat-former, in streambank and wetland restorations to control exotic reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea L.).

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