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Rollie Johnson Island Shoreland Restoration Project


The Rollie Johnson Big Island is a rare surviving example of an undisturbed old-growth maple-basswood forest. A major threat to Big Island fish, plant and wildlife habitat is the loss of vegetative cover and shrubs and trees in the upland areas due to shoreline erosion. Because of the size of this area a multi-year restoration effort is in process. The Goal of this funding application for Phase III is to complete approximately 600 additional linear feet of shoreline restoration. Once completed, the area will have sufficient vegetative cover to prevent shoreline and upland erosion and allow for the area and adjacent littoral zone to support expanded plant and aquatic communities.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/08/2010 - 06/30/2012

Project Manager James Brandt

Grant Recipient Rollie Johnson Natural & Rec. Joint Powers Board

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $18,000

Expended $18,000

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Crow Wing


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 1 Acre

Measurement 1 Acre

Target Summary FY10 Grantees have until June 30, 2012 to complete their projects. Overall, CPL grantees are on track to meet their target # of acres and in some cases exceed those acres.