The MCR site is on the Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve's Moores Creek Property. The site is on a steep hillside on the edge of Lake Monroe, a 10,000+ acre lake in Monroe County, Indiana. Japanese stiltgrass is present in a "bathtub ring" around the perimeter of the lake where it has been spread by floating stiltgrass thatch in seasonal flooding.
A strong storm blew down several trees on this ridge in June 2004 (fallen trees are denoted by dotted areas on map). Over the next few years, stiltgrass invaded beneath the canopy gaps. It was likely dispersed to the site by deer, because there is little human access at the site and the site is steeply uphill from the lake.
In 2007, there was one large patch of invasion and numerous other small patches along the NE-facing slope. Only a few isolated patches were found on the SW-facing slope across the ridgetop.