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Prescribed Fire- WPAs


Due to a host of reasons, the natural resources and wildlife management community has not been able to apply fire to the Minnesota landscape at a rate that mimics historic fire return intervals. This has created several problems, most noticeably the encroachment of trees and brush into prairies and grasslands. This grant will dramatically increase the capacity of the USFWS to conduct prescribed fires on public hunting lands in western Minnesota. In a previous, similar grant the USFWS was able to increase the acres burned by 40% over previous years when using grant funded fire detailers.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/05/2013 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager Greg Hoch

Grant Recipient Mn Prairie Chicken Society

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $259,200

Expended $258,946

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 Becker


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 37000 Acres

Measurement 20215 Acres

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres