The native grass planting site at Assiniboine Forest is a Brownfield reclamation of two small landfills that were decommissioned in the 1970’s and capped with clay, before native grasses were planted in 2004.

Native grasses were planted to improve the aesthetics of the site in Assiniboine Forest and make it safe for public use.

4.45 hectares of tall grass prairie species situated within the southeast corner of Assiniboine Forest, which is one of Canada’s largest urban nature parks. The grasses at the old landfill site are cut and bailed each year as part of the reclamation process and then bails are processed into pellets. These pellets are later used as a biofuel to provide space heating for the Living Prairie Museum during the winter.