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Orwell WMA Phase 2


The Orwell WMA has scattered trees throughout the entire uplands of the 2129 acre prairie grassland/wetland property, with some very dense pockets of trees. These trees create a huge seed source which spreads into adjacent prairie habitat, making management of the prairie habitats very difficult and allowing other non-native species like Buckthorn to enter the property. The project will restore wetland-associated grassland habitat by removing woody cover, which will enhance adjacent wetlands. This includes but is not limited to: cutting and piling the trees, treating cut stumps with herbicide, burning the tree piles, and follow-up treatment of sapling tree growth.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 03/05/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Pat Conzemius

Grant Recipient Wildlife Forever

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $50,000

Expended $47,625

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

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Otter Tail


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 180 Acres

Measurement N/A