St. Paul Audubon Society - Prescribed Burns
These openlands prescribed fire management projects in the Cambridge Area are a significant segment of our quest to enhance and maintain the openlands landscape (designated within the MLU SFRMP) and its associated wildlife species such as, but not limited to – sharp-tailed grouse, eastern bluebirds, eastern greater sandhill cranes, short-eared owls, blue-winged teal etc. We have made great strides in this direction as evidenced by the expanding/increasing STGR at these locales. Note: Actual deliverables under this grant are measured in properly equipped and trained individuals available at designated times and locations to assist DNR personnel in prescribed burns. This is what the contractor can control. We cannot control the actual acreage and numbers of burns which result, as variables such as wind speed and precipitation dictate whether burns actually occur and to what effect.
Program Heritage Enhancement Grants to Local Outdoors Clubs
Dates 06/30/2010 - 06/30/2012
Project Manager Don Arnosti
Grant Recipient St. Paul Audubon Society
Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity
Primary Funding Source(s) Game and Fish Fund
Grant Amount $23,000
Statutory Reference M.L. 2009, Ch. 37, Art. 1 Sec. 4.
Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area
Habitat(s) Oak Savanna and Prairie
Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement
Latest Indicator Acres of habitat enhanced or restored (Heritage Enhancement Grants)
Target 600 Acres
Measurement 298 Acres
Target Summary >12 sites for 600 acres.
Measurement Summary 15 sites for 298 acres burned, and 5.3 miles of fire breaks.
Assessment Weather limited actual burn work, so more fire breaks were done than planned. Oak savannahs required extensive mop up work. Area Wildlfie Manager was happy with the wrok completed.