Several conservation agencies and the DNR teamed up to protect the remaining native prairie land in MN with a 25-year strategy outlined in the Minnesota Priaire Conservation Plan (HERE). [Note: “Prior to European settlement, more than 18 million acres of prairie covered Minnesota.” per DNR)]
Those who appreciate butterflies, wildflowers and herbs, pheasants, duck, fish (yea, fish!) and everything else our beautiful Minnesota prairies offer can celebrate! The $3.5 billion plan also has corridors to connect land together (necessary for migration, etc.).
Some of those groups involved include: Audubon Minnesota, The Nature Conservancy, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.