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TNC - Prescribed Fire on MN WMAs


We will provide supplementation of or assistance to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources staff in applying prescribed fire efforts on Wildlife Management Areas in Minnesota using TNC's qualified prescribed fire personnel. Includes fire break work. Day-to-day arrangements will be made between the local Minnesota Department of Natural Resources managers and The Nature Conservancy Minnesota crews regarding availability and weather conditions.

Program Heritage Enhancement Grants to Local Outdoors Clubs

Status Completed

Dates 05/26/2010 - 06/30/2012

Project Manager Dale Livingston

Grant Recipient Madelia Public Schools

Grant Recipient Type K-12 School

Primary Funding Source(s) Game and Fish Fund

Grant Amount $30,000

Expended $29,237

Statutory Reference M.L. 2009, Ch. 37, Art. 1 Sec. 4.

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area

Habitat(s) Grassland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County


Latest Indicator Acres of habitat enhanced or restored (Heritage Enhancement Grants)

Target 23000 Acres

Measurement 10360 Acres

Target Summary 23,000 acres of burns on 20+ WMAs, fire break work on 19 WMAs

Measurement Summary 43 burns totaling 10,360 acres on 31 WMAs, 33 miles of fire breaks

Assessment Wet weather hampered actual burns, but allowed more fire break work, which will increase burning readiness in the future.