Landscape-scale forest stand improvements for water quality

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$114,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Lake SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(b)
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$114,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$114,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

300 acres of timber stand improvements

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Lake SWCD are: David Falk, Jo Kovach, Phillip Goutermont, Ron Brodigan, Todd Ronning
Project Overview

This project will implement timber stand improvement activities on over 300 acres of private forest land within the Knife River and Skunk Creek watershed; both are not meeting state water quality standards for turbidity. These activities will culminate in planting diverse, large-statured native trees, resilient in the face of forest pests and diseases, climate change, and deer browse. Through this project, significant areas of the Knife River and Skunk Creek watersheds will have a patchwork of seed sources that will naturally expand the footprint of a healthier forest. This targeted forest management effort is a low-cost investment in improving the forest conditions that are the root cause of riparian erosion issues on these north shore streams.

Project Manager
First Name
Dan
Last Name
Schutte
Organization Name
Lake SWCD
Street Address
616 Third Ave
City
Two Harbors
State
MN
Zip Code
55616
Phone
218-834-8378
Email
dan.schutte@co.lake.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp