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Wetland Enhancement Round 2


Encroachment of exotic wetland plants has resulted in profound negative impacts on the populations and diversity of native wildlife and plant species. Refuge staff has determined the Muskrat and St. Francis Pools are optimal sites to continue the restoration and enhancement of wetlands. The sites are an invaded area of mainly hybrid cattails and phragmites. Prescribed fire will be implemented to promote growth of the native plant communities post herbicide treatment. Using adaptive management, the manipulation of water in the basin and the best known combinations of grazing and prescribed fire will be used to determine what treatment creates the most structurally diverse habitats to increase populations of plant and wildlife species on the refuge.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

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

Project Manager Brad Nylin

Grant Recipient Minnesota Waterfowl Association

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $50,000

Expended $50,000

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

Management Unit(s) Federal

Habitat(s) Wetland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Sherburne


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 800 Acres

Measurement 800 Acres