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Carlton County Conifer Restoration


Description


Mixed conifer-hardwood forests have been in decline across Carlton County's landscape when compared to their historic abundance. This project aims to restore 31 acres of mixed conifer-hardwood forest by planting and protecting white pine, white cedar, and jack pine into a hardwood site that is currently devoid of a conifer component. The site has been classified according the Native Plant Communities of MN Field Guide as being a site that historically would support a mixed conifer-hardwood forest type. The result of this project will restore a conifer-hardwood forest while also enhancing forest diversity and wildlife habitat.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/28/2013 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager Mark Westphal


Grant Recipient Carlton County Land Department

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $22,212

Expended $16,452

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


Management Unit(s) County

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Carlton

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 31 Acres

Measurement 31 Acres

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres