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Dutch Charley Savanna


This project will restore and enhance 19 acres of oak savanna habitat within the Dutch Charley Creek WMA in Redwood County, Minnesota by burning a CREP grass field, sowing prairie forb seed, planting shrubs, and planting bur oak seedlings at a rate to create oak savanna. Bur oak seedlings will be protected from herbivory and competition with tree shelters and weed mats. Plantings will include 500 bur oak, 1,000 American hazelnut, 100 gray dogwood, and 500 other mast-bearing shrubs. Shrubs will be closer to the creek riparian area. Routine prescribed fire of the savanna after that, as part of the DNR's regular habitat maintenance program will kill unwanted sprouts and favor prairie species in the understory.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/21/2012 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Rick Horton

Grant Recipient National Wild Turkey Federation

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $10,850

Expended $10,460

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

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Redwood


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 19 Acres

Measurement 32 Acres