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Seasonal Wetlands Cattail Control


The prairies in West Central Minnesota are experiencing a shortage of open seasonal wetlands in this era of grassland conversion, and end up being completely covered by dense invasive cattails making them unusable by migrating waterfowl. Waterfowl and a host of other wildlife populations will decline further without this crucial quality habitat enhancement. Open water seasonal wetlands are often laden with invertebrate food for waterfowl. Our project will involve sediment removal, spraying, and mowing invasive cattails in seasonal wetland sites starting in August, when the plants start to decline, and further into the fall if conditions remain dry enough to access the sites.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 07/10/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Craig Dejong

Grant Recipient Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $28,500

Expended $28,437

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

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Pope


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 360 Acres

Measurement 45 Acres