Prairie Restoration


Prairie Restoration

Ten acres of native prairie grasses were planted in spring ’07 at the entrance of Cemstone’s Sachs Pit in Farmington, which sits near the banks of the Vermillion River – a designated trout stream.  The extensive root structures of prairie species will prevent erosion and sedimentation of the river.

The restoration project is a partnership effort between Cemstone and the Dakota Ringnecks chapter of Pheasants Forever – with volunteer help from local farmers. The project includes a food plot to increase habitat for wildlife at the site, which presently includes waterfowl, coyotes, mourning doves and a bald eagle. Cemstone and the Dakota Ringnecks are exploring the expansion of this model project to other sites.