Minnesota DNR and Prairie Reconstruction Initiative Virtual Field Day


The return of the bison to Minneopa State Park: how fire, grazing, and persistence play a role in prairie recovery

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Prairie Reconstruction Initiative (PRI) invite you to an online field day that will feature video segments from Minneopa and live conversation with land managers, park volunteers, and bison ambassadors. They will take walk us through past, present, and future prairie management including the reintroduction of bison, fire, and grazing at Minneopa State Park in southern Minnesota.

The event will be broken into four modules, each lasting about one hour:

  • History of Management at Minneopa State Park
  • The Return of the Bison
  • Managing Prairie and Savanna with Grazing and Fire
  • Change and the Future of Prairie Management and Conservation at Minneopa

Contact Name: Megan Benage
Contact E-mail: megan.benage@state.mn.us

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Feb 15, 2023 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Feb 16, 2023 8:30 am to 11:30 am



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