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Birch Lake-Pelican River Conifer


Sites are riparian forested sites needing regeneration where: 1: Harvest is prevented by Law; or; 2: Access is difficult preventing harvest for regeneration. The communities are Fire Dependent (FDn 32 and/or FDn 43 Ecological Classification System MNDNR) with sandy soils or shield-bedrock. Currently the sites are decadent stands lacking harvest or natural disturbance regime promoting regeneration. White-tailed deer browsing impedes regeneration in small, localized disturbances. The sites are riparian and undeveloped. The water-bodies remain high functioning, providing recreation and fish and wildlife habitat. All sites are public hand and open to public use. The goal is establishment of longer lived conifer species within the riparian corridor. These species include Norway Pine (Pinus resinosa), Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus), White Spruce (Picea Glauca) or Jackpine (Pinus banksiana)on appropriate sites.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 08/13/2014 - 06/30/2017

Project Manager N/A

Grant Recipient U.S. Forest Service

Grant Recipient Type Federal

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $50,000

Expended $12,675

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

Management Unit(s) Federal

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County St. Louis


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 50 Acres

Measurement 17 Acres