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Crow Wing Co. Turkey Habitat Improvement


Forest openings have been decreasing across the landscape in Crow Wing County(CWC). CWC Land Services office actively manages over 100,000 acres of forested land. Forest openings are used by logging contractors to set up landing site to log the CWC lands. These sites are left in poor condition. Slash piles, stumps, open soils and soil compaction result in poor habitat for wildlife. Proposal sites are in a monoculture of Timothy grass. Soil compaction is not allowing natural regeneration. The proposal is to rehabilitate the landing sites back into healthy forest openings. The expected results are increased and enhanced wildlife habiat for many species while also achieving the goal of mimicking natural forest openings on the landscape.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 04/10/2014 - 06/30/2017

Project Manager Darren Mayers

Grant Recipient Crow Wing SWCD

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $15,000

Expended $15,000

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

Management Unit(s) County

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Crow Wing


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 18 Acres

Measurement 18 Acres