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The Wisconsin Idea in Action

Leaflets on the Web

Joy Zedler worked closely with land stewards from agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to identify information needs concerning invasive plant control and restoration of native ecosystems. She translates her research into "Leaflets" that are posted on her web site and that of the UW-Madison Arboretum. There are 40 colorful, readable Leaflets that are available for a wide range of users. The leaflets are improved by Botany Department illustrators, Kandis Elliot and Sarah Friedrich who make them attractive to a broad audience.


The Department of Natural Resources developed policy based on data in one leaflet. A multi-agency group developed and published a detailed brochure that grew out of other research. Commissioners of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission used Leaflets 27-28 to make their decision on a recent development proposal that would degrade surface water runoff.

Focus Areas

Project Leader

Joy Zedler
Aldo Leopold Professor Emerita

School or College
College of Letters & Science

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