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Lake Bella Park Grassland Enhancement Project


This project will enhance 68.4 acres of wildlife habitat at Lake Bella Park. The park belongs to the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District and is open to public hunting. The existing ground cover is non-native cool season grasses with occasional forbs intermixed. Most of the area is infested with pocket gophers. This project will plant a local ecotype seed mix of 25 or more species of native grasses and forbs. Ground preparation will begin in July 2010 . Seed will be planted during spring 2011. Spot spraying and mowing will be to establish the new vegetation. The enhanced grassland will be managed long-term with prescribed burns.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/08/2010 - 06/30/2012

Project Manager Dan Livdahl

Grant Recipient Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $36,479

Expended $21,089

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) Local

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Nobles


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 68 Acres

Measurement 68 Acres