Located just east of Reno, Minnesota, this project area sits within a beautiful and diverse stand of floodplain forest. Reed Canary Grass is not widely pervasive on the site, and the tree quality is quite good.
The Reno Bottoms project is designed to ensure that a healthy forest stays healthy into the future, while enhancing the wildlife services that it currently provides. Swamp White Oak trees will be released by removing nearby trees, allowing them more space to grow and thrive.
The few patches of Reed Canary Grass that are present within the stand will also be managed to prevent their spread throughout the forest. In total, the site encompasses about 60 acres of improvement.
Funding would be provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund, McKnight Foundation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Aveda Corporation.