Redwood Falls Production Pollinator Habitat
Redwood Falls, Minnesota, United States
Certified through 2023
East Pollinator Garden
About the Program
Bayer’s Redwood Falls facility is located 125 miles southwest of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The company encourages facilities to convert unused corporate lands to conservation areas. While the facility is predominantly agricultural fields, mowed turf grass areas in proximity to a building on site were converted into grassland habitat. This project started in 2015 with a conservation objective to establish and manage grassland habitat for native pollinators and engages employees in habitat conservation.
Practices and Impacts
- Half an acre of turf grass was converted to grassland in 2020 in addition to the 1.75 acres already established.
- The team collects monitoring data every month on plant species diversity, bloom time, and observations of monarch caterpillars and butterflies that utilize the grassland. In addition to monitoring, they control unwanted thistles within the project area.
- The grassland project has been successful in increasing native plants on site and providing grassland habitat for pollinators.
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