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Restoration of Critical Forest Habitat in Northeast MN


This project will address two of the most practical, widely accepted, and urgent needs related to forest habitat restoration in Northeast Minnesota: conifer restoration and improvement in forest productivity. Restoration of commercially and ecologically important long lived conifer species and reforestation of understocked stands will be implemented on state and county forestland in Northeast Minnesota. The project will provide continued funding for current forest restoration projects initiated by the Manitou and Sand Lake Seven Beavers Collaboratives and fund new projects planned by these multi landowner land management partnerships.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

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

Project Manager Doug Thompson

Grant Recipient The Nature Conservancy

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $250,000

Expended $250,000

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Lake


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 1850 Acres

Measurement 3468 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.