Forest Regeneration on Richard Dorer State Forest

Focal Region: America’s Crossroads

Focal Landscape: Driftless Area (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois)

Overall cost estimate of completed project: $950,000 (NWTF contribution: $20,000)

Description: Regenerating older maple and basswood forests to red oak, white oak and bur oak during a three-year project on the Winona, Minnesota, Whitewater WMA and Richard Dorer State Forest • Involves pre-harvest invasive species removal and postharvest brush treatments, such as mowing, tree planting, prescribed burns and timber stand improvement • Healthy stands of red oak, white oak and bur oak are the goal • Besides sugar maple and basswood, other tree species being removed include box elder, buckthorn, honeysuckle and more

Partners: Outdoor Heritage Fund, as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature and recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

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