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Tamarack Prairie Enhancement Project


Description


Tamarack Nature Center (TNC) is a 320 acre nature preserve with a mix of woodlands, prairies, savanna, wetlands and ponds that provide habitat for numerous types of species. The TNC is also a well known destination for environmental education where visitors can learn about the different habitat types and wildlife that inhabit them. When funding is available smaller restoration projects within the complex are completed to maintain quality habitat. Larger projects, like this one being proposed, require outside funding to enhance larger tracts of land that are in jeopardy of degradation by invasive vegetation. This project will enhance an additional 60 acres of existing prairie by conducting a management burn and increasing the diversity of forbs and will also include the removal of 2 acres of spruce plantation from the prairie edge.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

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

Project Manager Michael Goodnature


Grant Recipient Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $23,500

Expended $23,414

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


Management Unit(s) County

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Ramsey

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 60 Acres

Measurement 60 Acres