Minnesota Zoo

Wes Olmschenk Prairies

This project consists of 5 large parking lot islands that MNL has converted to wildflower dominated prairie areas. Each prairie island is bordered by low-mow fescue to maintain sightlines around roadways and parking lot edges. This project began in 2012, and was burned in 2015. Project Partners:

Locust Hills Development

Wes Olmschenk Prairies, Residential

This restoration project began in 2006 with clearing of buckthorn and other invasive tree material over acres of future development. Since then, wetlands, prairies, woodlands, shorelines, outlots, and roadside swales have been graded, seeded, sodded, planted, and continuously maintained to a very high standard.   Project Partners: