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Remnant Prairie and Oak Savanna Enhancement


Description


The Viking Sportsmen club would like to partner with a private landowner, the MN Land Trust, the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, and the CPL grant program to enhance remnant prairie and oak savanna habitat in Otter Tail County. The landowner donated a 149 acre conservation easement to the MN Land Trust in December 2009 that contains a 15 acre high quality prairie remmant and adjacent bur oak savanna and wet prairie. This project will enhance 40 acres of prairie and oak savanna via removing invasive trees and brush from 16 acres of prairie and oak savanna habitat via hand cutting and treating stumps in sensitive remnant prairie areas, foresty mowing with follow up foliar spraying in areas that are thick brush, and the application of prescribed fire on the entire 40 acre project area. This project will improve habitat for prairie and oak savanna dependent wildlife and help preserve and enhance a portion of these rare, remnant habitat types in MN.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 08/01/2012 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Steve Henry


Grant Recipient Viking sportsmen, Inc.

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $27,675

Expended $27,675

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


Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Otter Tail

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 40 Acres

Measurement 40 Acres