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Central Aitkin Brushing


Aitkin County Land Department will continue to manage open landscape habitat of sharped tailed grouse, limiting advancing vegetation succession of brush and tree canopy cover. Traditional prescribed burning will be mimicked by using rotary brushing methods on 167 acres, which had cheaper project costs during a recent experimental trial. Work will be done in frozen ground conditions. Large trees will be felled with a chainsaw. Mowing equipment will mow all bog conifers, aspen and brush.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 01/29/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Rich Coutemanche

Grant Recipient Aitkin County Land

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $16,700

Expended $9,740

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

Management Unit(s) County

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Aitkin


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 167 Acres

Measurement 64 Acres