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Root River WMA Enhancements


The Root River WMA sees heavy hunting pressure each season, and it has been noted that the habitat quality has diminished over the past decade. Local birding groups have commented that as woody vegetation encroaches the numbers of grassland bird sightings are reduced. A 4-year rotation of prescribed burning has not kept up with controlling the woody vegetation encroachment within prairie restoration plantings. Grant funding will be used to cut and chemically treat woody vegetation within grassland complexes.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/05/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Eran Sandquist

Grant Recipient Pheasants Forever Inc

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $50,000

Expended $46,509

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

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Houston


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 230 Acres

Measurement 341 Acres