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Bemidji Openings


This project will enhance 258.8 acres of wildlife openings (87 sites) on state and county-managed public lands in Hubbard County, Minnesota by using a small tracked vehicle equipped with a flail mower (or equivalent) to mow all encroaching trees and shrubs 4" diameter or less, and all other vegetation on overgrown existing wildlife openings. Average opening size is less than 3 acres. There will be no seeding or planting, as there is sufficient vegetative cover to maintain the sites. These management practices have been used successfully by the DNR on nearby sites of similar composition, and are effective in maintaining wildlife opening habitat. Care will be taken to not spread invasive species (per Operational Order 113). Openings falling within 600 feet of an eagle nest will not be treated until after nesting season.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

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

Project Manager Rick Horton

Grant Recipient National Wild Turkey Federation

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $77,614

Expended $52,660

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

Management Unit(s) State, County

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Hubbard


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 259 Acres

Measurement 305 Acres