Funding from the Inflation Reduction Act supports the restoration of critical habitats in Minute Man National Historical Park

Minute Man National Historical Park Receives $410,000 in Inflation Reduction Act Funds



News Release Date: March 15, 2024

Contact: Jennifer Pierce, 978-505-4197

Minute Man National Historical Park has been granted $410,000 in Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funds to support the restoration and protection of critical habitats within the park. These funds will be allocated towards the Resilient Forest Initiative and various projects aimed at conserving grassland habitats.

Restoration of Forests

Forests play a vital role in maintaining the health of ecosystems and local communities surrounding Minute Man. However, recent forest health monitoring has revealed concerning trends, with insufficient tree regeneration to replace aging canopy trees. The IRA funds will support the Resilient Forest Initiative, focusing on restoring native forests in 18 national parks in the Northeast region.

Conservation of Grasslands

Grasslands are essential habitats that support a diverse range of plant and animal species, contributing to the ecological balance of our planet. Minute Man is part of a broader initiative, backed by the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to restore and protect critical grassland habitats in parks across the eastern United States.

Superintendent Simone Monteleone emphasized the importance of enhancing forest and grassland health to preserve these natural spaces and promote well-being for both wildlife and visitors. By undertaking these conservation efforts, Minute Man aims to safeguard ecosystems, enhance recreation opportunities, and improve climate resilience within the park and its surrounding areas.

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