Upper Mississippi River Program

Whitewater DNR forest restoration project

This site is located along the Whitewater River, approximately five miles upstream from the confluence with the Mississippi River. The site is an old agricultural field that is being restored to floodplain forest.  The site is surrounded by dense stands of Reed Canary Grass.

During summer/fall 2016 site preparation was completed including herbicide, mowing, and disking. Direct seeding with a variety of tree species was planned for fall 2016, however flooding prevented this from being completed. Additional site preparation and direct seeding is planned for summer and fall 2017 and spring 2018. 

This is a cooperative project with MN DNR Wildlife.

Funding is being provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund, McKnight Foundation, and Aveda Corporation.

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