Invasive species, including buckthorn, is a significant challenge for parks and trails across Greater Minnesota. This article provides a nice introduction to the background, impacts and treatment strategies for buckthorn.
The National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program is now taking applications. If your project is accepted, staff time is provided free of charge for a year or more to assist with planning new parks, trails or conservation areas; or to help with other outdoor conservation or outdoor recreation related projects. The application form, guidelines, and a description of current projects can be found in the attached links. The application is relatively simple, but the application deadline is approaching: Applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by June 30th.
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