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Karlstad Buckthorn Removal


Common buckthorn, an invasive brush species, has been found across the Tallgrass Aspen Parkland habitat, mainly in the aspen woods, within these Wildlife Managment Areas. Common buckthorn is a highly invasive species that can create dense shade that will eventually shade out many native species if it is not controlled, thus degrading wildlife habitat value of a site. The fruit of this plant is of little nutritional value to wildlife because the fruit has a laxative effect and is eliminated without being digested. Removal of this species will help to restore the sites to their natural cover and will help to prevent the spread of buckthorn into the adjacent habitats which will benefit all the wildlife species that depend on the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands mosaic of habitats.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 06/19/2013 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager Kim Nelson

Grant Recipient Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $20,000

Expended $19,315

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

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Kittson


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 60 Acres

Measurement 100 Acres

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres