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Rice County Conservation Easement Forest Enhancement


This project's focus is enhancing current and future wildlife habitat on forested land in Rice County. Rice County has intense development pressure and, as a result, landowners have aggressively sought long-term protection for their land. These three conservation easements all include existing Big Woods type forests. To create corridors and interior forest, restoration activities have occurred, especially tree plantings of oak. All three landowners have extensive prairie re-creations, also. The proposed projects will eliminate undesirable vegetation that competes with mast producing woody vegetation and invades restoration areas (both woods and prairie).

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/24/2010 - 06/30/2013

Project Manager Jim Wilson

Grant Recipient Rice County Forestry Committee

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $13,142

Expended $13,142

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

Management Unit(s) Private

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Rice


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 83 Acres

Measurement 83 Acres

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.