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Buck Pond Prairie and Woodland Restoration


This project will restore, protect, and enhance approximately 36 acres of prairie, 2.5 acres of wetland, and 136 acres of woodland within Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Native prairie restoration will be done by removing unwanted woody vegetation, protecting oak trees, applying herbicide, burning, plowing, disking, and seeding with a high pollinator mix. Woodland restoration will include removing cut stems of buckthorn and other invasive species where densities are high and easily accessible, with sites revisited for multiple years as needed. Habitat and biodiversity will improve for game and non-game wildlife such as deer, birds, and pollinators.

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 $351,495

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


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 175 Acres

Measurement N/A