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Frontenac State Park


Description


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

Outcomes

There are no indicators available at this time