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Indian Heights Park - Zumbro River Urban Corridor


This Indian Heights-Zumbro River Urban corridor project consists of restoring native flora and fauna communities on undeveloped oak forest, maple-basswood woodland, and savanna ecosystems. Invasive plant eradication will focus on non-native species such as buckthorn, honeysuckle, garlic mustard, reed canary grass and tree species that are non-typical in the respective natural environments. Invasive species will be cut and chemically treated. As the native environments regenerate prescribed burns and grazing will be scheduled. Native local seeds will be collected and distributed to hasten habitat improvement and preserve local genotypes.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 04/24/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Dawn Littleton

Grant Recipient RNeighbors, Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $51,300

Expended $25,386

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

Management Unit(s) Local

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Olmsted


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 43 Acres

Measurement N/A