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Rosendale WPA Enhancement


Description


This project addresses the limiting factor for pheasants and other game and non-game grassland species; quality nesting and brood rearing cover. In the pheasant range of Minnesota, quality grassland habitat is the limiting factor for higher pheasant populations. The Long Range Pheasant Plan states " pheasant densities increase as the proportion of undisturbed grass in the landscape increases, up to a maximum of about 50% grass". In addition to creating and enhancing grassland habitat, this proposal also addresses a perception that Minnesotans need to manage the public land we have more effectively. It is well documented that wildlife responds better to well managed habitat. Grove and scattered tree removal will significantly enhance the grassland complex on Rosendale WPA and maximize production of pheasant, waterfowl and other wildlife. Grasslands over time degrade naturally and periodic management is needed to keep them functioning properly.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/28/2013 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager Eran Sandquist


Grant Recipient Pheasants Forever Inc

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $50,000

Expended $47,310

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


Management Unit(s) Federal

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Meeker

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 185 Acres

Measurement 185 Acres

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres