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Carleton College Cowling Arboretum


Cutting, moving, sorting, staging and utilization of ecologically inappropriate woody plant material to restore 16 acres of upland forest, 12 acres of oak savanna, and 10 acres of prairie totaling 38 acres from four project sites . 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 $2,000 resulting in 130 semi-loads of commercial mulch, pine cabin logs, and 15 semi-loads = 300 tons of ground material for bioenergy. $10,600 from the Belwin Conservancy project biomass sale helped pay for this project for a total of $64,593.

Program Linking Habitat Restoration to Bioenergy and Local Economies

Status Completed

Dates 04/04/2012 - 06/14/2013

Project Manager Nancy Braker

Grant Recipient Carleton College

Grant Recipient Type Private College/University

Primary Funding Source(s) Natural Resources Fund

Grant Amount $53,993

Expended $53,993

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

Habitat(s) Oak Savanna, Oak Woodland, Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Rice


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