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Eden prairie dog park


Eden prairie dog park

The Eden Prairie Prairie Dog Reserve was dedicated on August 28, 1987, as a public park with a mission of education and awareness of the prairie dog to the community. The park, situated along the shores of Eden Prairie Creek, is home to a colony of prairie dogs. The Eden Prairie Prairie Dog Reserve was established to conserve the prairie dog. The park was established by the City of Eden Prairie and the Prairie Dog Town Foundation, a conservation non-profit organization.

Geography and land use

The park is a large prairie dog habitat, and the park contains more than of wetlands. The marshland serves as a buffer against the urban areas of the City of Eden Prairie and allows prairie dogs to survive and thrive in the city. The marsh is composed of a combination of sand, gravel, and clay.

The marsh and prairie dog reserve have a small prairie dog colony located within it. The prairie dogs are fed and housed at the park, and are monitored for health and population. The park contains an artificial burrow, a prairie dog education center, picnic tables, and a bird watching area.

The park is located along the shores of Eden Prairie Creek.

History

Background

Prairie dogs were first recorded as being in Minnesota by early European explorers. The first recorded scientific study of prairie dogs was by Louis Agassiz. He named the prairie dogs "coyotes" because of their size, sound, and similar diet.

Prairie dogs were first sighted in the city of Eden Prairie in 1927. The first prairie dog sighting occurred on May 1. In 1928 the first prairie dog colony was established near the mouth of a culvert. The prairie dog colony was found near the prairie dog refuge on the site of today's prairie dog reserve. A second colony was found in 1932 in a culvert near the intersection of State Highway 5 and State Highway 59.

Alden B. Knutson, a naturalist and explorer, established the Prairie Dog Town Foundation in 1968 with the purpose of saving prairie dogs. The City of Eden Prairie became a partner in the project. In 1980 the City of Eden Prairie donated the site of the future prairie dog reserve to the Prairie Dog Town Foundation to be used as the Prairie Dog Town Foundation Prairie Dog Refuge. In 1981 a land swap agreement was completed between the City of Eden Prairie and the Prairie Dog Town Foundation. The land swap agreement allowed the Prairie Dog Town Foundation to purchase the land of the Eden Prairie Prairie Dog Reserve. The land swap allowed the City of Eden Prairie to add land to its park system.

Eden Prairie Prairie Dog Reserve

The first prairie dog reserve was dedicated on September 30, 1981. The park was created to preserve and manage the prairie dog. It is located at. The park contains a prairie dog education center, artificial burrow, picnic tables, and a bird watching area. The park is home to a prairie dog colony, which is managed for the conservation of the species. The prairie dog colony is not accessible to the public and is closed to the public at times to protect the health of the colony. The park also contains a large marsh, which serves as a buffer against the urban areas of the city.

The park was established by the City of Eden Prairie and the Prairie Dog Town Foundation. The park is managed by the Prairie Dog Town Foundation, which is a conservation non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation of prairie dogs.

The park is home to a prairie dog colony.

The park is located on along the banks of Eden Prairie Creek, which is one of the major tributaries of the Minnesota River.

Prairie dog education center

The prairie dog education center was dedicated on April 2, 2002. The center is a place for prairie dog and public education.

The center contains a museum, interactive displays, prairie dog games, and a prairie dog habitat.

The museum's exhibit focuses on the habitat, diet, and behavior of the prairie dog. The exhibit contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and stuffed prairie dogs that are available for public viewing. The exhibit contains a prairie dog game, where visitors must search the prairie for a prairie dog. The prairie dog habitat, which is long and tall, has several burrows that contain prairie dogs. The habitat includes a pond and prairie dog trails.

The park has a large prairie dog colony.

Burrow

The prairie dog burrow is a long structure constructed from dirt and stone. The burrow is one of the dens that is constructed by prairie dogs in their colony. The burrow has a number of rooms and spaces to house prairie dogs and their young.

The burrow contains a room, which is home to several prairie dogs. The room contains two sleeping mats made of straw. The room contains two feeding dishes with prairie dog food. The room contains two watering troughs with water and food. The room also contains a sleeping area with three prairie dog boxes made of straw.

Trails

The park is home to a prairie dog colony. The colony is located near a number of prairie dog trails. The park also contains prairie dog signs that give a map of the prairie dog trails and describe the prairie dog's habitat.

Parking

The parking lot for the park contains ten parking spaces, which is available for residents of Eden Prairie.

Management

The City of Eden Prairie and the Prairie Dog Town Foundation collaborate on the maintenance and operation of the park. The park is maintained for public recreation and education purposes.

The park is managed by the Prairie Dog Town Foundation, which is a conservation non-profit organization. The management of the park is funded by federal grants, State grants, donations, and volunteers. The Prairie Dog Town Foundation has a staff of volunteers that work with the staff of the City of Eden Prairie to help maintain the park.

Funding

The Prairie Dog Town


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