The objective of this restoration plan is to restore an agricultural field to a complex of high quality emergent, scrub-shrub and forested wetland communities (approximately 21 acres), with an adjacent buffer restored to a big bluestem prairie complex (approximately 50 acres). To compliment the natural heritage and educational missions of the Dawes Arboretum, a variety of plant communities were established within the emergent, scrub-shrub, and forested habitats. Palustrine emergent habitats include mixed emergent marsh, floating-leaved riparian marsh, hillside seeps, sloughgrass-bluejoint prairie and sedge meadow. Palustrine scrub-shrub habitats will include a buttonbush swamp and leatherleaf bog. Palusrine forest habitats will include a maple-oak-ash swamp, which will be the climax ecosystem to the sloughgrass-bluejoint prairie. The buffer will be a big bluestem prairie complex.