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Butternut / Elm Enhancement / Restoration


Historically, butternut and elm were an important componant of the forested landscape in Kanabec County. Various pathogens have dramatically reduced their presence. Any remaining trees have been severely stressed. The DNR and the USFS have been working towards resistant or tolerant stock. Butternut and elm seedlings are available that show some level of immunity. The proposed planting project will establish seedlings to enhance and restore forest and wildlife habitat in Kanabec County. The planting sites will be on State - WMA land and SWCD administered land within Kanabec County. Successful trees will be used as a future seed source for forest enhancement and restoration in the east central landscape area of Minnesota.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 06/06/2014 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager Kelly Osterdyk

Grant Recipient Kanabec SWCD

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $5,050

Expended $3,630

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Kanabec


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 4 Acres

Measurement 3 Acres