Clean up the Prairie!

by Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship

Summary

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.
$6,650
total goal
$6,635
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.pacificriminstitute.org

Organization Information

Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship

Location: Coupeville, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pacificriminstitute.org
Project Leader:
Holly Kress
Coupeville, WA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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