THE PRAIRIE ENTHUSIASTS, INC.: Shea Prairie Stream & Wetland Restoration

Purpose

The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project to restore the Williams-Barneveld stream channel and floodplain located within the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area to pre-European settlement condition. Project deliverables include: 1) continuing stream baseline geomorphology study, completion of soil borings to determine depth of alluvial depositions and ground water hydrology, completion of cross sections of stream channel and floodplain for engineering plans, continuation of herptile surveys for baseline information, completion of a vegetation survey of excavation area not in agriculture for saving to re-vegetate with local genotypes, excavation of floodplains deposition exposing the historic floodplain soil, establishment of native wet prairie/wetland vegetation on floodplain and streambank and continuation of monitoring to measure project success.

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RM-046-11
2010
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The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project to restore the Williams-Barneveld stream channel and floodplain located within the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area to pre-European settlement condition. Project deliverables include: 1) continuing stream baseline geomorphology study, completion of soil borings to determine depth of alluvial depositions and ground water hydrology, completion of cross sections of stream channel and floodplain for engineering plans, continuation of herptile surveys for baseline information, completion of a vegetation survey of excavation area not in agriculture for saving to re-vegetate with local genotypes, excavation of floodplains deposition exposing the historic floodplain soil, establishment of native wet prairie/wetland vegetation on floodplain and streambank and continuation of monitoring to measure project success.
Monitor Baseline Survey
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project to restore the Williams-Barneveld stream channel and floodplain located within the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area to pre-European settlement condition. Project deliverables include: 1) continuing stream baseline geomorphology study, completion of soil borings to determine depth of alluvial depositions and ground water hydrology, completion of cross sections of stream channel and floodplain for engineering plans, continuation of herptile surveys for baseline information, completion of a vegetation survey of excavation area not in agriculture for saving to re-vegetate with local genotypes, excavation of floodplains deposition exposing the historic floodplain soil, establishment of native wet prairie/wetland vegetation on floodplain and streambank and continuation of monitoring to measure project success.
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project to restore the Williams-Barneveld stream channel and floodplain located within the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area to pre-European settlement condition. Project deliverables include: 1) continuing stream baseline geomorphology study, completion of soil borings to determine depth of alluvial depositions and ground water hydrology, completion of cross sections of stream channel and floodplain for engineering plans, continuation of herptile surveys for baseline information, completion of a vegetation survey of excavation area not in agriculture for saving to re-vegetate with local genotypes, excavation of floodplains deposition exposing the historic floodplain soil, establishment of native wet prairie/wetland vegetation on floodplain and streambank and continuation of monitoring to measure project success.
Restore Hydrology, Morphology
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project to restore the Williams-Barneveld stream channel and floodplain located within the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area to pre-European settlement condition. Project deliverables include: 1) continuing stream baseline geomorphology study, completion of soil borings to determine depth of alluvial depositions and ground water hydrology, completion of cross sections of stream channel and floodplain for engineering plans, continuation of herptile surveys for baseline information, completion of a vegetation survey of excavation area not in agriculture for saving to re-vegetate with local genotypes, excavation of floodplains deposition exposing the historic floodplain soil, establishment of native wet prairie/wetland vegetation on floodplain and streambank and continuation of monitoring to measure project success.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
The Prairie Enthusiasts will sponsor a project to restore the Williams-Barneveld stream channel and floodplain located within the Military Ridge Prairie Heritage Area to pre-European settlement condition. Project deliverables include: 1) continuing stream baseline geomorphology study, completion of soil borings to determine depth of alluvial depositions and ground water hydrology, completion of cross sections of stream channel and floodplain for engineering plans, continuation of herptile surveys for baseline information, completion of a vegetation survey of excavation area not in agriculture for saving to re-vegetate with local genotypes, excavation of floodplains deposition exposing the historic floodplain soil, establishment of native wet prairie/wetland vegetation on floodplain and streambank and continuation of monitoring to measure project success.
 
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