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Natural Communities Restoration and Management Program

Prescribed burn along the Gateway State Trail.
Prescribed burn along the Gateway State Trail.


Natural mesic prairie opening in Paul Bunyan StateTrail right of way near Pine River.
Natural mesic prairie opening in Paul Bunyan State Trail right of way near Pine River.

The Natural Communities Restoration and Management Program's purpose is to improve the quality of natural plant communities, wildlife habitat, and regional landscape integrity, enhancing the recreation experience and raising awareness of our natural heritage.

Guidelines for Managing and Restoring Natural Plant Communities along Trails and Waterways

For more information, contact the Resource Management Consultant, Parks and Trails Division, 651-259-5594.