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Gateway North Forest & Prairie Restoration


We plan to enhance 14.5 acres of natural area within a 43-acre park owned by the City of Cottage Grove. This project represents Phase 2 of a larger restoration project area containing about 6.4 acres of dry bedrock bluff prairie, an uncommon and vulnerable plant community in the region. Also found within the project area are 2.5 acres of oak woodland and 2.3 acres of oak forest. The prairie is badly overgrown with woody brush, much of it being exotic. We propose to remove the brush, control the re-sprouts and herbaceous weeds, conduct prescribed burns, and seed with a local ecotype seed mix to enhance and restore the site.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 02/26/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Tom Lewanski

Grant Recipient Friends Of The Mississippi River

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $72,300

Expended $20,189

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 Washington


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 14 Acres

Measurement N/A