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Frontenac State Park


Cutting, moving, sorting, staging and utilization of ecologically inappropriate woody plant material, primarily buckthorn, to restore 84 acres of oak woodland. 75 acres were mechanically harvested and 9 culturally sensitive acres were handcut by CCM crews. A combined biomass harvest/biomass sale bid solicitation was piloted to pay the harvest contractor to remove the unwanted vegetation while also requiring them to properly utilize the biomass. The material was valued at $500 and will be utilized for bioenergy. Total volume TBD. Grinding operations have been postponed due to wet weather conditions during Spring 2013. This project was accomplished through a state bid solicitation and not a grant agreement.

Program Linking Habitat Restoration to Bioenergy and Local Economies

Status In Progress

Dates 12/08/2010 - 07/31/2013

Project Manager Shawn Fritcher

Grant Recipient N/A

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Natural Resources Fund

Grant Amount $75,000

Expended $51,385

Statutory Reference M.L. 2012, Ch. 272, Sec. 85(c)

Management Unit(s) State Park

Habitat(s) Oak Woodland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Goodhue


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