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Prairie Creek WMA, Grassland Mgmt


The site for this project is Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area, which contains several rare habitat types, including Dry Hill Prairie, Dry Hill Oak Savanna, and Maple-Basswood (Big Woods) Forest. The goal of the project is enhancement of prairie and savanna habitats by managing invasive species and harvesting native seeds for use in other areas of the WMA. Buckthorn control will be accomplished using hand crews to identify, cut, and stump-treat individual stems with herbicides, along with prescribed burning. Invasive broadleaf plants will be controlled by hand-pulling, spot-mowing, clipping, and spot-treating selected specimens and populations with herbicides.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 11/04/2014 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager David Kuhnau

Grant Recipient Cannon River Watershed Partnership

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $47,405

Expended $47,405

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

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Rice


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 460 Acres

Measurement 462 Acres