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Wadena Area Replant Project

The WesMin Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, partnered with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, that works with diverse groups of local citizens, organizations, and units of government to complete natural resource or community development projects in a 14 county area in West Central Minnesota. On June 17, 2010, a tornado hit the City of Wadena, damaging or destroying over 400 homes; several businesses; schools; cemeteries; parks; the fairgrounds; and other public properties. Nearly all the trees were destroyed in the affected areas. The Wadena Area Replant Project is intended to replace lost trees. Andrew Novak, a Landscape Architecture graduate student in the College of Design, developed potential design drawings and outreach materials to support the Wadena Area Replant Project. Rachel Stangl, an Environmental Science undergraduate student in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Science, developed a series of GIS maps creating an inventory of missing trees. The results are being used to plan for the replant and recovery.

Project Award Date: 
Community organization or agency: 
WesMin RC&D
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CURA Contact: 
C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988