Wild turkeys walk through a section of the Troms’ newly planted conservation prairie (part of 96 acres overall of former cropland converted this summer to prairie) in Mower County’s Udolpho Township, northeast of the village of Lansing along the Cedar River.

Couple boosts wildlife habitat along Cedar River

Mower SWCD gives annual award to Troms of Udolpho Township

Ken and Gloria Trom of Mower County’s Udolpho Township received the 2018 Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist Award given annually by the Mower Soil & Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors.
Ken Trom takes a picture of one of the white pines he planted in the 1960s that now towers more than 100 feet high.
One of a dozen bluebird homes on the Trom property in Udolpho Township; this is situated in a pasture that the Troms converted to prairie in the 1990s.
Wild turkeys feeding in the Troms’ newly planted conservation prairie near the Cedar River in Udolpho Township.

Formed in 2007, CRWD works to reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Cedar River State Water Trail and its tributaries in southern Minnesota.

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