Undivided Interest Acquisition

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Crow Wing County Public Land Management
Start Date
April 2011
End Date
June 2014
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Crow Wing
Project Overview
The Grass Lake portion of Snail Lake Regional Park is a 265-acre site located in Shoreview, MN. The site is mapped on the DNR's Regionally Significant Ecological Areas, and the Metro Corridors. On the site is a 140-acre Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh which is surrounded by old field, shrub swamp, and degraded oak woods/savanna. Grass Lake provides habitat for state-listed Blandings turtles and red-shouldered hawks. There is a paved pedestrian/bike trail that will bisect part of the prairie. This trail is used by numerous citisens in order to enjoy nature. The new prairie will enhance that experience and build a stronger base for habitat restoration and protection. This project will restore and enhance 33 acres of prairie. This restoration will improve habitat for the state listed species and provide nesting habitat for grassland/savanna bird species listed as SGCN.
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
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