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Resource Management

aerial view prairie potholes

We have acquired more than 52,000 acres of land and placed various types of easements on more than 33,000 additional acres in order to preserve a variety of native habitat types historically found throughout west-central Minnesota. Because healthy prairie habitats can’t exist without periodic disturbance, and due to the effects of past human manipulation, our lands need to be managed to improve or maintain habitat conditions. Some of the management techniques we use on the district include: prescribed fire, grassland restoration, wetland restoration, woody plant control, haying, sedimentation reduction, invasive species control, grazing, and water level manipulation.
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2012
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