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Hidden Falls Floodplain Forest Enhancement


This program will enhance and manage 59 acres of disturbed floodplain forest along the Mississippi River, within Hidden Falls-Crosby Farm Regional Park, through reforestation efforts and invasive species removal and control. Currently, young floodplain forest stands in the project area contain very few seedlings or trees of desirable native species that compose an intact floodplain forest. Nonnative groundcover species include garlic mustard, burdock, and reed canary grass. These areas constitute poor quality habitat for native forest wildlife species. Nonnative invasive species will be removed from the entire project area. Reforestation efforts will include tree seed collection, direct seeding, and sowing; installation of tree seedlings; and installation of bareroot whips and lightly branched trees and shrubs to provide forest stratification in areas of low diversity. The project will improve tree canopy diversity, increase connectedness of high-quality forests, increase the probability of a self-sustaining forest community, reduce sedimentation of impaired waterbodies, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program (Metro)

Status In Progress

Dates 06/24/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Adam Robbins

Grant Recipient City Of Saint Paul

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $118,000

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

Management Unit(s) Local

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Ramsey


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 59 Acres

Measurement N/A