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North St. Louis Conifer Enhancement


Timber Stand Improvement: The projects central goal is increased winter survival of whitetail deer. On 625 acres of state forest land, release coniferous tree species by hand-cutting competing vegetation. The goal is increased regeneration and growth rate of conifers, providing winter thermal cover for whitetail deer. Conifer cover provides refugia during winter, reducing stress on deer and increasing survival.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 07/23/2012 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Paul Ojanen

Grant Recipient North St. Louis SWCD

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $50,000

Expended $19,474

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County St. Louis


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 550 Acres

Measurement 250 Acres