We have an estimated 15 tons of old farm debris on our prairie property that need to be removed so we can continue our restoration efforts. We have moved the project along as far as we can with the use of volunteers. Now, we need to hire a few dump trucks and tractors to finish the job.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Less than 3% of the northwest prairie ecosystem remains and only 1% is actually in good condition. Our property is home to a special 5 acre prairie remnant and this remnant is surrounded by 100 acres of abandoned agriculture land that we want to restore. There still remains at least 15 tons of game farm debris from the previous owners and cleaning this up will enable us to move forward with our restoration efforts.
How will this project solve this problem?
By removing this farm debris, we will be able to move forward with our prairie habitat management plan, which includes regular mowing, burning, planting, seed collecting, and wildlife habitat enhancement. The removal of this debris will also make the site much safer for visitors and wildlife.
Potential Long Term Impact
Over the next 50 years we will be expanding our 5 acre prairie to 100 acres. This provides biodiversity which supports a healthy ecosystem, provides critical habitat for many birds, animals, and insects, and provides a beautiful open space for walkers.
Total Funding Received to Date: $15
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $15 . The original project funding goal was $6,650.