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Restoration for Wildlife


This restoration will provide significant public benefit by restoring the land to its native condition including rare prairie and savanna communities as well as forest and wetlands, thereby providing important habitat for birds and wildlife. The restoration will entail removal of invasive species, thinning or removal of aggressive native species, protecting and preserving desirable native woody plants, followed by installation of appropriate native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants of local ecotypes. Site preparation will begin with herbicide spot spraying and mowing of undesirable vegetation, and cutting and treating the stumps of all invasive non-native woody vegetation. A prescribed burn will control weeds if there is sufficient fuel. Following the initial restoration, the Zoo will manage the land to maintain these important ecological and wildlife values.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 07/28/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Kim Thomas

Grant Recipient Minnesota Zoological Garden

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $157,800

Expended $13,286

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Dakota


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 40 Acres

Measurement 6 Acres