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Blowdown Conifer Restoration


This proposal is for restoration through reforestation. A windstorm on July 2, 2012 toppled thousands of acres of pine on the Chippewa National Forest. At and around Tamarack Point, on Lake Winnie, salvage has occured and stands will be site prepped to replant to mixed conifer, primarily native pine species. The proposed grant amount would pay for the purchase of bareroot planting stock as well as planting costs. The match amount would be federal funding to cover personnel, the costs of site prep, bud capping (animal damage control) and hand release from competing vegetation. The site prep and planting would be completed by July 1, 2014. The repeated bud capping and release would be on going and paid for by the Forest Service. The scope of this project is beyond the Chippewa NF budget for FY2014. Funds are available for site prep., but there is currently no funding in the Forest Service budget for the purchase of stock or the planting contract.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/03/2014 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Gary Swanson

Grant Recipient Chippewa National Forest

Grant Recipient Type Federal

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $196,520

Expended $194,217

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

Management Unit(s) Federal

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Cass


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 523 Acres

Measurement 523 Acres