Northeast Minnesota White Cedar Restoration - Phase 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$335,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2017
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Kanabec
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mille Lacs
Pine
St. Louis
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 06d
Appropriation Language

$335,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to continue an assessment of the decline of northern white cedar plant communities in northeast Minnesota, demonstrate restoration techniques, and provide cedar restoration training to local units of government. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$335,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$335,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
4.3
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

Northern white cedar wetland plant communities provide unique ecological, economic, and wetland functions, including high value timber, long-term carbon storage, winter refuge for deer and other wildlife, wildlife habitat, and thermal buffering for brook trout streams. However, these plant communities have been declining in Minnesota for decades mostly as a result of development impacts. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is using this appropriation to continue efforts aimed at improving the quantity and quality of white cedar wetland plant communities in Minnesota. Efforts will include assessing existing white cedar communities to prioritize sites for restoration and then providing training and demonstration of restoration and re-vegetation techniques for local natural resource managers.

Project Manager
First Name
Dale
Last Name
Krystosek
Organization Name
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Street Address
403 4th Street NW, Ste 200
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-2603
Email
dale.krystosek@state.mn.us