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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

Status Completed

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

Expended $18,419

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

Primary County


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.