Stewardship in Action Field Workshop - MN Prairie

July 19 - 21, 2022 - Redwood Falls, MN

Tuesday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. to Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

How did MN increase the protection and management of more prairie throughout the state?

Learn about a successful model that can be adapted and emulated for leveraging partnerships to increase prairie protection.

The Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan is a model for public-private collaboration in conservation and is a national model that can be adapted and emulated. Hosted in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR), this workshop is designed specifically for on-the-ground practitioners and statewide coordinators from across the Midwest (8+ states). The goal is to bring the larger community together in order to learn from each other throughout the workshop while showcasing the shared strategy responsible for the significant preservation and management of Minnesota‘s prairies and grasslands.

Fragmented Prairies and Grasslands: Reconnecting Habitats through Collaborative Partnerships

Fragmented Prairies and GrasslandsReconnecting Habitats through Collaborative Partnerships explores various grassland conservation and management strategies along with the partnerships required to make them successful. Engage with a large network of Prairie Practitioners on a field tour that explores and discusses a wide variety of native prairie and other grassland protection and management projects. Witness the conversations taking place on non-native, cool season grass control, prescribed disturbance, woody and invasive control, ecological monitoring, and much more.

Visit with on-the-ground field managers on active projects working to solve everyday grassland management questions. Many great MN prairie treasures will be visited including Morton Outcrops Scientific and Natural AreaChippewa Prairie PreserveLac Qui Parle Wildlife Management Area, Hastad and Randall Waterfowl Production Areas, Lake Johanna Esker PreserveOrdway Prairie Preserve and several native prairie bank conservation easements.

Photos provided by Amy Wills


All times listed in Central Standard Time (CST).

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - Google Route
1:00pm - 1:45pmRedwood Lodge - Welcome and IntroductionThe Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan
1:45pm - 2:00pmTravel (self-transport or carpool)

2:00pm - 3:00pmLower Sioux Historic Site Tour
  • Cheyanne St. John
3:00pm - 3:30pmTravel (self-transport or carpool)

3:30pm - 4:30pmMorton Outcrops SNA
4:30pm - 6:30pmDinner (On your own, some suggested dining options)

6:30pm - 6:45pmTravel - Return to Redwood Lodge (self-transport or carpool)

6:45pm - 8:00pmSocial Hour - Redwood Lodge

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - Google Route
8:00am - 9:30amTravel (Bus transportation)

9:30am - 11:30amLac qui Parle 36-1 Native Prairie Bank - Brome Control Study Site
11:30am - 12:00pmTravel (Bus transportation)

12:00pm - 1:00pmLunch (Box Lunch Provided)

1:00pm - 3:00pmChippewa Prairie Preserve/Lac qui Parle WMA
3:00pm - 3:15pmTravel (Bus transportation)

3:30pm - 4:30pmHastad and Hegland WPAs
  1. Hatsad and Hegland WPA : Unit Management
  2. Morris Wetland Management District Land Acquisition Program
4:30 pm - 5:45pmTravel (Bus transportation)

6:00pm - 7:30pmDinner Grandview Valley Winery

7:30pm - 8:00pmTravel - Return to Redwood Lodge (Bus transportation)

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - Google Route
8:00am - 9:30amTravel (Bus transportation)

9:30am - 10:30amRandall WPAPrairie restoration on the Randall Waterfowl Production Area
10:30am - 11:00amTravel (Bus transportation)

11:00am - 12:00pmLake Johanna Esker PreserveLake Johanna Esker - Prairie Management on Public Lands
12:00pm - 12:30pmTravel (Bus transportation)

12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch (Box Lunch Provided)

1:30pm - 4:30pmOrdway Prairie TNC PreserveOrdway Prairie TNC Preserve - Prairie Management on Public Lands
4:30pm - 6:00pmTravel - Return to Redwood Lodge (Bus transportation)


Hotel: Redwood Lodge


  • 1382 E. Bridge Street Redwood Falls, MN, 56283 507-644-5700
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  • Rate: $102 per night
  • Dining and Attractions

Located in Redwood Falls, MN, Redwood Lodge is in a rural area approximately two hours from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Redwood Lodge amenities include spa tub, sauna, fitness center, complimentary wireless Internet access, and complimentary breakfast provided daily.

Flight and Transportation Information

*Most convenient airport is to Redwood Lodge is the Minneapolis - St. Paul  International Airport.

History of Redwood Falls, MN

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This Stewardship in Action Field Workshop is provided in partnership and with support from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.


Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.