Forestry Conservation Incentives to Protect the Crow Wing River

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Wadena SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(b)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$100,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

45 Forest Stewardship Plans will be completed under this grant.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Wadena SWCD are: Ken Berg, Melvin Kinnunen, Nancy Benson, Thomas Schulz
Project Overview

The Crow Wing River is a valuable natural resource and forested regions in the watershed are at risk from conversion to cropland and clearing for other uses. In order to maintain the high quality upland that protects the water quality, forestry practices are being encouraged with cost-sharing and education in an effort to manage, protect, and improve existing forest stands. This includes cost sharing for forestry management plans, training on tree thinning and planting, and encouraging participation in the Sustainable Forest Incentive Act (SFIA).The measureable goal for this project is to complete 45 Forest Stewardship Plans and enroll those lands in SFIA or the managed class 2c tax reduction in order to increase the percent of protected acres for minor watersheds with a high risk for private land conversion.

Project Manager
First Name
Anne
Last Name
Oldakowski
Organization Name
Wadena SWCD
Street Address
4 Alfred St NE
City
Wadena
State
MN
Zip Code
564822303
Phone
218-631-3195 x 4
Email
anne.oldakowski@mn.nacdnet.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp