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Murphy Middle Prairie


The Murphy Middle Prairie is the last large piece of the Murphy Hanrehan Prairie complex. The 90 acre restoration, 80 of prairie and 10 of savanna will bring the system to over 300 acres with associated wetlands. The existing oldfield will be restored mesic prairie with a diversity of native grasses and forbs. The oak savanna will be cleared of woody invasives and dead wood. The existing horse and hiking trails will be realigned to act as firebreaks. The diverse forb component of the prairie will benefit a number of native pollinator species.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 02/03/2014 - 06/30/2017

Project Manager John Moriarty

Grant Recipient Three Rivers Park District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $117,000

Expended $103,290

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

Management Unit(s) Local

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Scott


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 90 Acres

Measurement 90 Acres