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HLWD Aquatic-Upland Prairie Restoration


The Heron Lake Watershed District is located in southwest Minnesota in the Coteau Moraines, which is known to have significant habitat loss, habitat degradation, invasive species, and pollution problems. Through this effort, the Heron Lake Watershed District intends to enhance and restore both shallow water and upland habitat in our ownership by converting 16.5 acres from brome grass to DNR prairie specialist approved native upland mix, removing accumulated sediment from 4.8 wetland basin acres, and implementing an aquatic planting of 0.6 acres.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/09/2013 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager Jan Voit

Grant Recipient Heron Lake Watershed District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $24,999

Expended $23,527

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

Management Unit(s) Other

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Nobles


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 22 Acres

Measurement 22 Acres

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres