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Restoring Pine Habitat in the Silver/Carnahan Lake Area


This project will restore white pine to near historical levels at four project sites (total 91 acres) within a 300-acre area in the Chippewa National in Cass County. The project demonstrates the effectiveness of inter-agency collaboration (Cass County and US Forest Service) for managing forests stand by stands across landscapes rather than ownership boundaries. Varied restoration activities will be utilized to restore pine to the landscape. The Minnesota Conservation Corp will be contracted for the restoration work. The project addresses the broad goals of the Leech Lake Pines Collaborative of multiple government agencies with forest ownership in the general project area.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/26/2010 - 06/30/2012

Project Manager Erik Lindquist

Grant Recipient Cass County Land Department

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $51,872

Expended $45,919

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

Management Unit(s) Federal

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Cass


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 92 Acres

Measurement 92 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.