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River Bluffs Restoration


Proposal to fully restore 12 acres of prairie remnant at River Bluffs Park. Prairie and grasslands in this regional park are becoming overtaken by non-native plant and tree type communities. Methods include tree removal (cut/pile/burn and shearing), herbicide stump treatment, mowing, and prescribed burns on a rotation schedule. The expected results and benefits include: decreased wildland fragmentation and soil erosion, increased opportunity for listed or endangered species to thrive, contribution to cleaner surface/subsurface water, and increased biodiversity.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 01/07/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Scott Zlotnik

Grant Recipient City Of St. Cloud

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $66,000

Expended $58,959

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 Stearns


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 56 Acres

Measurement 14 Acres