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River Valley WMA Savanna Planting


The Der Deutsche Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will conduct a tree planting project on River Valley Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Brown County, Minnesota. While completing grant paperwork, the project was accomplished using chapter funds, so the project was switched to purchasing tree tubes and stakes to protect seedlings planned for planting in the Boesch WMA. The plantings on this site in the Boesch WMA serve the same purpose as planned in the original proposal, merely in a different location. Chapter funding was used as match/additional funding to purchase a larger quantity of tubes and stakes. The project will directly benefit wild turkeys and other wildlife species by supplying a long-term food source and roost cover.

Program Turkey Stamp Habitat Grants

Status Completed

Dates 06/15/2010 - 06/30/2012

Project Manager Rick Horton

Grant Recipient Nwtf - Der Deutsche Longbeards

Grant Recipient Type NGO

Primary Funding Source(s) Turkey Stamp Fund

Grant Amount $5,855

Expended $5,510

Statutory Reference M.L. 2009, Ch. 37, Art. 1 Sec. 4.

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area

Habitat(s) Forest / Woodland; Shoreland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County


Latest Indicator Acres of habitat enhanced or restored (Turkey Stamp)

Target 8 Acres

Measurement 8 Acres

Target Summary 850 seedlings planted on 8.5 acres

Measurement Summary 500 seedlings planted, 2300 tree tubes and stakes installed onsite

Assessment The club worked closely with the Area Wildlife Manager (AWM) to make adjustments to the grant project due to timing and personnel changes. The AWM was happy with the final results.