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Roadsides for Wildlife Prairie Seeding Program

The Roadside for Wildlife Program exists to work with state, county and township road authorities and landowners to improve the quality of roadside habitat. Improving habitat involves reducing mowing, spraying, and disturbance during the nesting season, improving the vegetation by reducing invasive species and planting native species.

Program Objectives

Provide cost share for native seeding projects along roadsides that will improve wildlife habitat, reduce erosion and runoff, and improve water quality. Landowners and road authorities are reimbursed up to 75% of eligible local ecotype native prairie seed costs, with a maximum cost-share rate of $300 per acre. First priority is given to the revegetation of road ditches during road repair or construction. Public road authorities, conservation groups, private landowners may apply.

Status: Completed

Start Date: 01/01/1984

Active Projects: (24) Active Projects

Completed Projects: (0) Completed Projects

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Indicator: Number of acres of cost share local ecotype native prairie seeding projects adjacent to roads

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