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LPF Site 2 - Mahnomen Microprairie
Longspur's Site 2, the Mahnomen Polinator Prairie, is near Mahnomen, MN and consists of 306 acres. It is the largest outdoor "bee lab" in the state of Minnesota, with a seed mix specifically designed to facilitate the study of our region's pollinators. The site is owned by the Impact Foundation. The site's 306 acres join the Wambach SWMA, the Santee Prairie SNA, and the Rush Lake SWMA to create a unified habitat of over 4,000 acres. Restoration on Site 2 began in the fall of 2014. Seeding was completed in the spring of 2015. The site is now open -- free to the public -- all year long, sunrise to sunset, with the exception of hunting season. During season, the site is open to all responsible hunters. Please carefully follow Minnesota Walk-In-Access Program guidelines and always wear hunter's orange. For an appointment, please contact LPF directly.
Longspur's Site 2 - Mahnomen is part of the Minnesota Prairie Restoration Plan (PDF), pushing the boundary of the Mahnomen County Coordinated Landscape Management Area (PDF) south towards Mahnomen proper and connecting key pieces of USFWA land to the HWY 59 prairie corridor.
Want to take a walk on the wild side? Click here for a PDF with detailed directions and maps. The site's pollinator seeding plan can be seen here:
The majority of the parcel has now been planted with a grass and flower mix specifically designed for pollinator habitat in accordance with MN DNR best management practices (PDF). Please connect with us on Facebook, or check the photos above, to follow the progress of our work.
Again: The site is open, free to the public, all year long, sunrise to sunet -- with the exception of hunting season. During season, please carefully follow Minnesota Walk-In-Access Program guidelines and always wear hunter's orange. For an appointment, please contact LPF directly.
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