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Hastings Sand Coulee Restoration


Description


FMR will conduct restoration and enhancement activities at an important natural area that includes the Hastings Sand Coulee SNA (160 ac) and a city-owned property (25 ac). The coulee contains natural communities of outstanding biodiversity significance, with 14 rare plant and animal species. Ecological restoration has already taken place at this site. This project expands the prairie restoration to new areas, and addresses non-native invasive species control at the native prairie remnants. Natural resource management plans have been completed for most of the coulee and one will be developed for the remaining areas prior to implementing the proposed treatments. A primary activity will be to convert 42 acres of non-native dominated grassland to native prairie, removing 20 acres of woody plants for biofuels. After locally harvested seed is broadcast, 3 years of follow-up tasks continue-mowing, spot-herbicide, burning. Other areas of the coulee will be managed for exotic invasive plants.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/10/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Karen Schik


Grant Recipient Friends Of The Mississippi River

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $94,374

Expended $85,853

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


Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Dakota

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 182 Acres

Measurement 182 Acres

Target Summary FY11 Grantees have until June 30, 2014 to complete their projects. Overall, CPL grantees are on track to meet their target # of acres and in some cases exceed those acres.