Natural Resources/Management


protecting preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Linn County through conservation practices

Natural Resources
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Natural Resources

Natural Resources
Poplars at SCP
Pollinator at SCP

Current Project at Squaw Creek Park 

The Hybrid Poplar trees in the old agroforestry area at Squaw Creek Park were planted in the early 1990's with the intention of being used as a fire wood source and demonstration plot on producing firewood.  The trees have reached maturity, several have died over the past 5 years, and the remainder of the trees are in decline.  Many were removed this past fall and cut into firewood.

This 6 acre area ‚Äčis being planted with a pollinator prairie mix. Funding for the prairie planting is provided by a grant from The Monarch Zone 1,000 Acre Initiative.  The 1,000 acre initiatives goal is to plant 1,000 acres of diverse prairie in the Cedar Rapids/Linn County area to improve habitat for Monarch butterflies, and all pollinator species.