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North Arm Moose Habitat and Blueberry


Description


This effort is to enhance the natural regeneration of blueberry by returning fire to a historically fire-dependent system. Currently, thick understory brush species such as balsam and alder out-compete and block light for desired native species. Lack of new regeneration also contributes to heavily over browsed areas, and a loss diversity. Releasing these oak stands will generate higher blueberry production benefiting many wildlife species such as bears, many species of birds and insects. The regeneration of tree species such as oak, maple, and pine following a prescribed burn is also vitally beneficial for a variety of mast-eating wildlife species, including many small mammals, red squirrels, moose, and white-tail deer. This in turn would enhance conditions for predators of those species (wolf, lynx, marten, fisher etc.).


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 09/17/2014 - 06/30/2017

Project Manager Aurelia DeNasha


Grant Recipient U.S. Forest Service

Grant Recipient Type Federal

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $50,000

Expended $50,000

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 St. Louis

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 192 Acres

Measurement 181 Acres