Dakota County will restore 65 acres around Dakota Lake within Lebanon Hills Regional Park.
During this first phase of the Dakota Lake project, restoration and enhancement activities will focus on 65 acres of land north and east of Dakota Lake.
The second phase of the Dakota Lake project will focus on an additional 60 acres west and south of Dakota Lake, and will connect multiple areas currently and previously restored, resulting in 323 contiguous acres of restored habitat within Lebanon Hills Regional Park. See project map.
This restoration project is funded by a grant from the Conservation Partners Legacy Program.
Restoration and enhancement activities will include:
- Exotic woody brush removal
- Canopy thinning to stimulate native plant growth
- Prescribed burning
- Native seed installation
See a map of all Lebanon Hills restoration projects.
2017-2018: Exotic woody brush removal
Winter 2017-2018: Canopy thinning
2018: Prepare and seed native savanna
2018-2020: Prescribed burns
2018-2020: Control invasive plants