Snake River Watershed WRAPS based projects

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$312,025
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Snake River Watershed Management Board
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$312,025
Other Funds Leveraged
$78,006
Direct expenses
$312,025
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.94
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The primary focus of this project is riparian restoration on 6.5 miles of targeted tributaries, ditches, and wetlands within five sub - watershed areas. These Best Management Practices are estimated to reduce phosphorus loading in the watershed by 1,230 pounds per year, which is a 6% reduction toward the phosphorus goal. In addition, sediment reduction is estimated at 123 tons per year, which is a 67% reduction toward the sediment goal.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Snake River Watershed Management Board are:
Project Overview

This project primarily focuses on riparian restoration (permanent vegetative buffer enhancements and plantings) on 6.5 miles (both sides) of targeted tributaries, ditches, and wetlands within five sub - watershed areas identified in the Snake River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) Report. These plantings will consist of native perennials, trees, and shrubs where practical. In addition to the riparian plantings, this project will include fence exclusions for cattle and heavy use protections at cattle crossings in streams and ditches. The project will restore 10% of the riparian areas identified on the resource assessment and inventory maps developed for the WRAPS Report. A total of 41 Best Management Practices (BMPs) will be implemented, reducing phosphorus loading in the watershed by an estimated 1,230 pounds per year, which is a 6% reduction toward the goal of 19,050 pounds per year. The soil loss reductions from these BMPs will result in an estimated 123 tons per year, which is a 67% reduction from the reduction goal of 184 tons per year of stream bank erosion. These reductions of phosphorus and sediment in the Snake River Watershed and the St. Croix River Basin are consistent with the St. Croix Basin Total Maximum Daily Load goal of 20% reduction of phosphorus by the year 2020.

Project Manager
First Name
Teresa
Last Name
Wickeham
Organization Name
Snake River Watershed Management Board
Street Address
18 N Vine Street
City
Mora
State
MN
Zip Code
55051
Phone
320-679-6456
Email
teresa.wickeham@co.kanabec.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp