St. Croix River Watershed Phosphorus Reduction and Forestry Re-establishment Project
This project will result in a forest stewardship program targeting watersheds with the highest risk of impacts on water quality.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
This project will address impairments in the St. Croix, Kettle and Snake River Watersheds by reducing sediment and phosphorus delivery by encouraging private forest landowners within the St. Croix River Watershed in Pine County to re-establish riparian forest buffers, maintain existing riparian buffers and plant de-forested areas. It will develop a forest stewardship program and write forest stewardship plans in watersheds with the highest risk of impacts on water quality as listed by the Minnesota Forest Resources Council. This project will implement measures to achieve the St. Croix Basin TMDL goal of 20% reduction of phosphorus by 2020.