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Straight Creek WPA Grassland Restoration


The proposed project will restore and enhance 20 acres of previously farmed agricultural land on the Straight Creek WPA Unit in Steele County. Project activities are to restore prairie upland and wetland habitat by preparing the area for seeding, purchasing native eco-type seed, broadcasting native seed, and release mowing seeded areas. This project will establish native tallgrass prairie and hydrophytic vegetation to provide habitat for pollinators and increase nesting success of migratory birds. Establishment of native prairie and wetland vegetation will benefit ecosystem services such as: plant community diversity and richness, reduction of sedimentation and nutrient loading, flood water retention, and wildlife suitability.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 04/10/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager N/A

Grant Recipient Minnesota Pheasants Inc. - Steele County Chapter

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $20,100

Expended $450

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

Management Unit(s) Federal

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Steele


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 20 Acres

Measurement 20 Acres