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Karlstad Elk Habitat


The Tallgrass Aspen Parklands remains one of the most intact tallgrass prairie habitats on the continent, and two major challenges of habitat management are brush encroachment in grasslands and treating small but scattered populations of invasive species. Many prairie parkland species will benefit from a reduction in brush and invasive species. A CCM crew will treat buckthorn infestations with hand cutting and herbicide application. Once surveys and treatments are completed upon the WMAs with known buckthorn infestations, the crew will continue work on other WMAs within Marshall, Roseau, and Kittson Counties. When conditions allow the crew will aid in prescribed fire on WMA lands within the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands to help with brush encroachment, maintaining open landscapes, and rejuvenating prairie.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 10/27/2014 - 06/30/2018

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 $39,975

Expended $26,198

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

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Kittson


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 2000 Acres

Measurement 604 Acres