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Northwest Bluffs Wildlife Habitat Project


Description


Ramsey County bluff lands in Battle Creek park consist of interlinking prairie, oak savanna, oak forests and shrub swamp seep wetlands that provide shelter and food for upland game birds, nesting birds, waterfowl, and white-tailed deer. The bluff lands have become degraded by adjacent development and invasive species. The objective will be to improve wildlife habitat by eradicating invasive vegetation through cutting and controlled burns, replanting and seeding of native vegetation, and protection of mature forest trees while restoring the natural forest understory. Methods include developing a fire management plan, clearing invasive woody material, prescribed burns through the woodlands and prairie, and seeding of woodlands, prairie and wetlands.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 02/05/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Michael Goodnature


Grant Recipient Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $262,000

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


Management Unit(s) County

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Ramsey

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 72 Acres

Measurement N/A