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Pyramid-Arkland Landscape



Pyramid - Arkland Landscape

Protected lands - Pyramid State Park

Priority resources - grassland, shrubland and wetland wildlife; Henslow's sparrow, northern harrier, short-eared owl, Bell's vireo, loggerhead shrike, northern bobwhite, migratory waterfowl, least bittern; potential landscape for greater prairie-chicken re-introduction Conservation philosophy - Maintain shrub, marsh and lake habitats in an open grassland matrix to manage priority wildlife resources, while providing high-quality resource-compatible recreation opportunities.

Key Actions - Continually addressing grassland and shrubland management/succession and invasive species with methods including grazing, prescribed fire, mowing and mechanical and chemical control).  Develop site management plan that balances natural resource conservation with recreational
demands; may require re-designation of "Arkland" portion from State Park to State Fish & Wildlife Area.