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Plateau Prairie and Woodland Restoration


Description


This project will restore approximately 49 acres within Spring Lake Park Reserve, transform nearly 18 acres of agricultural land and degraded fields into native prairie, and remove invasive species throughout a 31 acre forest that will allow native woody plants to thrive with the increased sunlight. Habitat and biodiversity will improve for game and non-game wildlife such as deer, birds, and pollinators. The agricultural land and degraded fields will be restored by removing unwanted woody vegetation, protecting oak trees, applying herbicide, burning, plowing, disking, and seeding with a high pollinator seed mix using a prairie drill. Woodland restoration will include removing buckthorn and other invasive species by cutting and treating with herbicide, with sites revisited for multiple years as needed.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 06/25/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Scott Hagen


Grant Recipient Dakota County

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $105,149

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 Dakota

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 49 Acres

Measurement N/A