Tallgrass Aspen Parkland - Protection 2010 - 001

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Outdoor Heritage Fund
The Nature Conservancy
Start Date
March 2011
End Date
June 2014
Counties Affected
Project Overview
The Lake of the Woods School Wetland Enhancement Project will enhance 32 acres of shrub wetland habitat which is currently preserved through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources School Forest Program. The projects will focus on enhancing wildlife habitat in the Agassiz Lowlands Environmental Learning Area (ALELA). ALELA is a 120-acre tract of land set aside through the DNR School Forest Program. This area provides a variety of wildlife habitat along with educational opportunities. ALELA is a wetland complex comprised of a mix of lowland brush, sedge meadows and forested wetland. The enhancement projects will include: shearing and burning to improve openland habitat. These projects will enhance key habitat for over 28 species in greatest conservation need, including the short-eared owl and sharp-tailed grouse.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
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