Chippewa Prairie Conservation Grazing

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Outdoor Heritage Fund
The Nature Conservancy
Start Date
December 2010
End Date
June 2014
Counties Affected
Project Overview
The Stadsvold Easement is a newly acquired USFWS Habitat Easement that protects uplands and wetlands on 239 total acres. A wetland easement also protects another 30 acres of wetlands. The whole tract is 320 acres, and the uplands need to have invasive trees removed on all 320 acres, and 30 acres of wetlands need to be restored. Over 200 acres on this site are native prairie. This project is a partnership between The Friends of Morris Wetland Management District, The Morris Wetland Management District, Stephen and Lou Ann Stadsvold, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Working Lands Initiative Project. This area near The Nature Conservancy's Ordway Prairie has been noted in the report by the Minnesota County Biological Survey ("Norway Lake Prairie", January, 2003); the area, "...represents one of the best remaining areas of high quality native habitat in the state...and merits the highest level of protection available".
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
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