The Kummer parcel of the Vermillion River Aquatic Management Area was purchased by MN DNR in 2009 to provide fishing access for trout anglers, as well as secondary uses such as upland hunting. In 2010 Dakota Ringnecks Chapter of Pheasants Forever paid for planting of 26 acres of farm fields on the parcel into native prairie, but one 22-acre field remains in row crops. We are requesting funding to seed prairie vegetation on this remaining field and control weeds during establishment. Grassland bird species such as pheasant, bobolink, and dickcissel will benefit from the restoration, as will water quality in the nearby Vermillion River. The parcel is open to public hunting.
Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program
Dates 01/03/2011 - 06/30/2014
Project Manager Scott W. Roemhildt
Grant Recipient Pheasants Forever Inc
Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity
Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund
Grant Amount $7,744
Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)
Management Unit(s) State
Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement
Primary County Dakota
Latest Indicator Number of acres restored
Target 22 Acres
Measurement 22 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.