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Rat Root Sediment Control and Spawning Enhancement


The Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club (RLSC) has partnered with the Koochiching Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) to address the increase in the number of log jams, erosion, and sedimentation along the Rat Root River. All of these water quality factors have led to the decline of the walleye spawning run. Currently, efforts are being made through this partnership and the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program to open up log jams in the Rat Root River. Receiving the CPL Grant of 2012 will help to continue opening the remaining log jams in the West branch of the Rat Root River as well as to continue with further activities as follows: Open and remove log jams, implement erosion control, increase walleye spawning substrates and ultimately improve walleye migration.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/21/2012 - 06/30/2015

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 $245,000

Expended $245,000

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 30 Acres

Measurement 30 Acres