Recent Updates

This school year the CCIT is working on a project with Ms. Nikki’s 2nd and 3rd grade class at Oshki Ogimaag Community School in Grand Portage. In early October the students learned about invasive species and how they can help stop their spread. The students also learned the importance of a healthy native plant community in deterring invading non-native species. Later in the month, the students collected seeds of sweet grass, a native grass, at the Grand Portage National Monument. In the spring the students will plant and care for the seeds indoors before the seedlings are planted in a medicinal native plant garden at the school.

Listen to a radio feature about the project here.

Learn more about wild seed harvesting in this article by The Nature Conservancy.

Thank you Brandon Seitz for teaching the students how to identify and collect sweet grass!

Ongoing Projects

Locating and Monitoring


Community Involvement


Spotted Knapweed Biocontrol Monitoring


Outreach & Education Programs

Community Forest Restoration Shed

Past Projects

Work With Private Landowners


Gravel Pit Treatments


Cover photo by A. Edgerton