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Anoka Nature Preserve


Cutting, moving, sorting, staging and utilization of ecologically inappropriate woody plant material to restore 55 acres of oak woodland and 16 acres of oak savanna for a total of 71 acres. A combined harvest/sale bid solicitation was offered to the bidder who could cut the most acres for the funds available to ensure full utilization of project funds without the risk of cost overruns. This project had more acres to treat than funds allowed, so bidding the project in this manner allowed for more acres to be harvested than the original 50 acres budgeted. The Anoka Conservation District obtained supplemental funding to treat an additional 17 acres for a total project of 88 acres. The biomass was valued at $0 resulting in 48 semi-truck loads = 960 tons of ground material for bioenergy.

Program Linking Habitat Restoration to Bioenergy and Local Economies

Status Completed

Dates 08/17/2012 - 05/10/2013

Project Manager Chris Lord

Grant Recipient Anoka Conservation District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Natural Resources Fund

Grant Amount $75,000

Expended $75,000

Statutory Reference M.L. 2012, Ch. 272, Sec. 85(c)

Habitat(s) Oak Savanna and Oak Forest

Primary County Anoka


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