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Karlstad Buckthorn Removal - Phase II


Common Buckthorn, an invasive brush species, has been found within Halma Swamp and Devil's Playground Wildlife Management Areas, mainly in the forested 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 02/25/2014 - 06/30/2017

Project Manager Jenny Foley

Grant Recipient Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $29,992

Expended $29,210

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Kittson


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 100 Acres

Measurement 101 Acres