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Aitkin County Wildlife Openings


This project will enhance previously maintained wildlife openings. These openings have brush and trees quickly taking them over and will soon be lost if they are not maintained by periodic mowing. Seventy-three sites have been chosen based on land ownership and overall need. The openings selected desperately need a maintenance mow. The openings will be mowed by a 90 hp or greater, tracked low ground pressure machine. All small trees and brush are to be mowed at a height no greater than 8 inches from the ground to promote the growth of grasses and forbs and set back the growth of woody species.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 12/29/2014 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager David Dickey

Grant Recipient Minnesota Deer Hunters Association - Riceland Whitetails Chapter

Grant Recipient Type N/A

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $9,225

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

Management Unit(s) State Forest

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Aitkin


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 71 Acres

Measurement N/A