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389G-1 Prairie Restoration


Habitat quality of this prairie has declined in recent years due to a loss in native forb diversity and invasion by cool season exotic grasses. The goal of this native prairie enhancement project is to increase species richness and diversity in the plant community of this easement to improve the habitat for threatened and endangered butterflies, grassland birds, and other endemic prairie wildlife. The enhancement plan will entail burning the prairie, then spraying re-growth with grass specific herbicide to set back invasive grasses, broadcasting local ecotype grass and forb species, and planting key forb and grass seedlings. Mowing and grazing will also occur.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

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

Project Manager Craig Dejong

Grant Recipient Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $48,360

Expended $48,360

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

Management Unit(s) Private

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Pope


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 70 Acres

Measurement 69 Acres