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Umbanhowar Prairie, Dennison


Cutting, moving, sorting, staging and utilization of ecologically inappropriate woody plant material to restore 7 acres of prairie. This project was managed by the MN DNR as part of a joint public/private project with the Warsaw WMA and Eggum Parcel totaling 25 acres. 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 resulting in 82 semi-loads of commercial mulch, 6 log loads of cottonwood for pallets, and 14 semi-loads = 280 tons of ground material for bioenergy. This project was accomplished through a state bid solicitation and not a grant agreement. Charles Umbanhowar did not receive direct funds for project work, but the value of the project on his 7-acres was $15,235.

Program Linking Habitat Restoration to Bioenergy and Local Economies

Status Completed

Dates 02/06/2012 - 05/31/2013

Project Manager Mike Tenney

Grant Recipient N/A

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Natural Resources Fund

Grant Amount $15,235

Expended $15,235

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

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Goodhue


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