Kris Eilers audio transcript:

… to restore the habitat so that it resembles areas that plover like to nest upon, which means a nice wide sandy beach – they nest right in the middle of the sand, which makes them very vulnerable to human traffic and dogs and other types of predators. They also need the tree line to be at least 150 yards or more away from the water because predators will sit in the trees and the piping plover will not nest if the tree line is too close because they are aware of the predators there. We’ve done a lot of work on Wisconsin Point – it has a lot of woody debris that washes up on shore during storms. It requires a lot of maintenance. We’ve had several groups come out and pick up a lot of that stuff by hand and sometimes we have contractors come in to pick up the large logs after storms because plovers won’t nest if there’s a ton of debris out there. They need very little vegetation and very little woody debris on the beach.