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Lake Tamarack Habitat Restoration


The Arboretum is proposing to restore five native ecosystems along the shores of Lake Tamarack in Carver County: prairie; oak, maple and basswood woodland; pollinator meadow; wetlands on the edges of Lake Tamarack; and old pasture. This property has been overrun by invasive species, particularly buckthorn, reed canary grass and leafy spurge; all of these will be treated with herbicide or cut by hand. All habitats will have native seed broadcast or plugs planted with species appropriate to each habitat type. A vegetation survey will track progress of restoration goals and management priorities.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 12/24/2014 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Dan Miller

Grant Recipient Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $93,945

Expended $57,921

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

Management Unit(s) Private

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Carver


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 21 Acres

Measurement 24 Acres