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  • Bridgette Moen

    Graduate Portfolio

    2011-2014

  • Candidate for a Masters of Landscape ArchitectureUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignBachelor of Science in Earth Systems, Environment, and Society Minor in Landscape Studies University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

    Expected Graduation, May 2014Cumulative GPA: 3.79/4.00

    Graduated, May 2011with DistinctionCumulative GPA: 3.62/4.00

    [email protected] 1.217.766.5707

    www.bridgettemoen.wordpress.com

  • Trophic Terrace

    Unploughed Refugia

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    The Gridley House

    Artificial Habitat

    Casey Tree Farms

    Permeable Paving

    Vertical Bee Hotel

  • Because of the remarkable efficiency of John Deeres steel plow and the fertility of glacial till, only 1/100th of a percent of native Illinois prairie remains. Small remnants are found in areas untouched by the steel plow such as along highways, and railway right of ways, and in cemeteries. Despite the grim-looking fate of the prairie, restoring sites with high restoration potential, such as cemeteries, can lead to a more complete habitat matrix.

    Unploughed Refugia

    Canadian National Right of WayRight of Way

    Zea mays Liatris spicata

    Lespedeza capitata

    Euthamia gramifolia

    Silphium laciniatum

    Pycnanthemum virginium

    Pycnanthemum virginium

    Juniperus virginiana

    Rhus typhina

    Andropogon geradii

    Schizachyrium scoparium

    Echinacea pallida

    Tradescantia ohiensis

    etc.

    Old 45 Right of Way Right of WayRoute 45

    HISTORIC PRAIRIE RESTORATIONUNPLOWED LANDCEMETERIESRAILWAY NETWORKEXISTING NATURAL

    Remnant PrairieHistoric prairie in Illinois

    2000 acres22 million acres

    1/100%of remnant prairieremaining in Illinois

    Stochastic events

    BIODIVERSITY CONNECTIVITY

    Single Large or Several Small (SLOSS)

    Canadian National Right of WayRight of Way

    Zea mays Liatris spicata

    Lespedeza capitata

    Euthamia gramifolia

    Silphium laciniatum

    Pycnanthemum virginium

    Pycnanthemum virginium

    Juniperus virginiana

    Rhus typhina

    Andropogon geradii

    Schizachyrium scoparium

    Echinacea pallida

    Tradescantia ohiensis

    etc.

    Old 45 Right of Way Right of WayRoute 45

    HISTORIC PRAIRIE RESTORATIONUNPLOWED LANDCEMETERIESRAILWAY NETWORKEXISTING NATURAL

    Remnant PrairieHistoric prairie in Illinois

    2000 acres22 million acres

    1/100%of remnant prairieremaining in Illinois

    Stochastic events

    BIODIVERSITY CONNECTIVITY

    Single Large or Several Small (SLOSS)

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  • Canadian National Right of WayRight of Way

    Zea mays Liatris spicata

    Lespedeza capitata

    Euthamia gramifolia

    Silphium laciniatum

    Pycnanthemum virginium

    Pycnanthemum virginium

    Juniperus virginiana

    Rhus typhina

    Andropogon geradii

    Schizachyrium scoparium

    Echinacea pallida

    Tradescantia ohiensis

    etc.

    Old 45 Right of Way Right of WayRoute 45

    HISTORIC PRAIRIE RESTORATIONUNPLOWED LANDCEMETERIESRAILWAY NETWORKEXISTING NATURAL

    Remnant PrairieHistoric prairie in Illinois

    2000 acres22 million acres

    1/100%of remnant prairieremaining in Illinois

    Stochastic events

    BIODIVERSITY CONNECTIVITY

    Single Large or Several Small (SLOSS)

    Champaign-Urbana

    Thomasboro

    Rantoul

    Ludlow

    Paxton

    Loda

    Buckley

    Onarga

    Gilman

    Danforth

    Ashkum

    Clifton

    Chebanse

    Kankakee

    Bradley

    Bourbonnais

    Manteno

    Peotone

    Monee

    Matteson

    Homewood

    Harvey

    Riverdale

    Burnside

    Chicago

    Pullman

    Flossmoor

    Population DeclineRoads (125ft buer)MunicipalitiesNatural Areas (USDA)CN Passenger RailCemeteries1km buerProposed Connections

    (1882) Loda Prairie - 2036

    CANADIAN NATIONAL - ROUTE 45

    LODA

    PAXTON

    LUDLOW

    (1904) Glen - 7263

    (1861) Meharry - 64

    (1852) Ten Mile Grove - 19

    (1872) Farmersville - 68

    (1891) Pontoppidan - 321(1853) Prospect Prairie - 56

    (1856) Human - 4(1876) Harwood - 15

    (1848) Pleasant Grove - 166

    (1872) Mt Olivet - 223

    (1840) Patton - 48

    (1861) Tomlinson - 262

    Canadian National Right of WayRight of Way

    Zea mays Liatris spicata

    Lespedeza capitata

    Euthamia gramifolia

    Silphium laciniatum

    Pycnanthemum virginium

    Pycnanthemum virginium

    Juniperus virginiana

    Rhus typhina

    Andropogon geradii

    Schizachyrium scoparium

    Echinacea pallida

    Tradescantia ohiensis

    etc.

    Old 45 Right of Way Right of WayRoute 45

    PHASE I: TEN MILE GROVE - cemetery restoration

    LODA

    PAXTON

    LUDLOW

    (1904) Glen - 7263(1852) Ten Mile Grove - 19

    (1853) Prospect Prairie - 56

    PHASE II: TEN MILE GROVE - building connections

    CANADIAN NATIONAL - ROUTE 45

    LODA

    PAXTON

    (1904) Glen - 7263(1852) Ten Mile Grove - 19

    (1853) Prospect Prairie - 56

    (1882) Loda Prairie - 2036

    CANADIAN NATIONAL - ROUTE 45

    PHASE III: TEN MILE GROVE - extending network

    LODA

    PAXTON

    LUDLOW

    (1904) Glen - 7263

    (1861) Meharry - 64

    (1852) Ten Mile Grove - 19

    (1872) Farmersville - 68

    (1891) Pontoppidan - 321(1853) Prospect Prairie - 56

    (1882) Loda Prairie - 2036

    CANADIAN NATIONAL - ROUTE 45

    PHASE IV: DOGTOWN

    LODA

    PAXTON

    LUDLOW

    (1904) Glen - 7263

    (1861) Meharry - 64

    (1852) Ten Mile Grove - 19

    (1872) Farmersville - 68

    (1891) Pontoppidan - 321(1853) Prospect Prairie - 56

    (1856) Human - 4(1876) Harwood - 15

    (1848) Pleasant Grove - 166

    (1872) Mt Olivet - 223

    (1840) Patton - 48

    (1861) Tomlinson - 262

    PHASING

    CEMETERY RESTORATION NETWORK

    Glen Cemetery: high interventionlow diversity - high activity

    10 Mile Grove: medium interventionmedium diversity - medium activity

    Propect Prairie: low interventionhigh diversity - low activity

    University of Illinois Sasaki Day Award Winner, 2014

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  • Unploughed RefugiaNot only is population declining in this region, national trends show a lesser need for traditional burial grounds. Historically, cemeteries have incorporated the architecture of their time. In the era of the multifunctional landscape, it is appropriate to envision alternative programming for cemeteries. Glen Cemetery in Paxton, Illinois has extensive turf grass which is unlikely to be used for burials within the next 50-100 years. Utilizing the relatively undisturbed soils of cemeteries for pro-grams such as native seed banks could influence the aesthetics of the landscape, as well as provide the cemetery with a new multifunctional program.

    Prospect Cemetery Prairie

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  • Glen Cemetery

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  • blazing starLiatris pycnostachya

    2468

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    grey coneflowerRatibida pinnata

    mountainmintPycnanthemum virginianum

    prairie dockSilphium terebinthinaceum

    beebalmMonarda fistulosa

    New Jersey teaCeanothus americanus

    prairie coreopsisCoreopsis palmata

    prairie cloverDalea purpurea

    flat top goldenrodEuthamia graminifolia

    wild quinineParthenium integrifolium

    ironweedVernonia fasciculata

    bushcloverLespedeza capitata

    rosinweedSilphium integrifolium

    rattlesnake masterEryngium yuccifolium

    prairie dropseedSporobolus heterolepis

    blue grama grassBouteloua gracilis

    prairie bromeBromus kalmii

    blue joint grassCalamagrostis canadensis

    little bluestemSchizachyrium scoparium

    bottlebrush grassElymus hystrix

    side oats gramaBouteloua curtipendula

    indian grassSorghastrum nutans

    Virginia wild ryeElymus virginicus

    switchgrassPanicum virgatum

    big bluestemAndropogon gerardii

    junegrassKoeleria macrantha

    Scribners panicumPanicum oligosanthes

    purple lovegrassEragrostis spectabilis

    Prospect Cemetery Prairie Glen Cemetery Prospect Cemetery Prairie Local Restorations

    Unploughed RefugiaOne of the most difficult aspects of seed collecting is identi-fying plant species especially when they are not in bloom. Groups such as the Grand Prairie Friends must find skilled volunteers, which can limit their success in seed collecting. However, planting bicultures of one herb and one gram al-lows novice volunteers to help not only with seed collecting, but also with weeding. This plant pallet is derived from plant species that are frequently collected from Prospect Cemetery Prairie.

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  • blazing starLiatris pycnostachya

    2468

    10

    grey coneflowerRatibida pinnata

    mountainmintPycnanthemum virginianum

    prairie dockSilphium terebinthinaceum

    beebalmMonarda fistulosa

    New Jersey teaCeanothus americanus

    prairie coreopsisCoreopsis palmata

    prairie cloverDalea purpurea

    flat top goldenrodEuthamia graminifolia

    wild quinineParthenium integrifolium

    ironweedVernonia fasciculata

    bushcloverLespedeza capitata