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Rat Root River Log Jam Removal


The Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club (Club) has partnered with the Koochiching Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) to address the increase in number of log jams along the Rat Root River as well as the decline of the walleye spawning run. The Club was organized to assist in the enhancement of the fisheries resources on Rainy Lake, Rainy River and their tributaries and has invested considerable time and treasure in the last several years to identify problems that have led to the decline of the Rat Root River system with regard to fish habitat. Primary activities include log jam removal to improve access, walleye spawning bed protection, and water quality improvement in an ongoing effort to improve fish habitat in these waters.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/15/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Justin Berg

Grant Recipient Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club/Koochiching

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $22,500

Expended $22,500

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

Management Unit(s) Public Water

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Koochiching


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 55 Acres

Measurement 55 Acres

Target Summary FY11 Grantees have until June 30, 2014 to complete their projects. Overall, CPL grantees are on track to meet their target # of acres and in some cases exceed those acres.