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Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425
Session Law Chapter 214, Article 4: Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations, Subd. 8: Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(e) Restoring Forests in Minnesota State Parks
$250,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to restore at least 255 acres of high-quality forests in state parks such as Itasca, Jay Cooke, and Forestville Mystery Cave State Parks and Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2023, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.
This project will restore 255 acres of forested native plant communities that have been impacted by turn of the century logging, clearing for agriculture and an over-abundance of white-tailed deer. These activities will take place in four state parks/state recreation areas:
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has recommended this project to be funded by the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund.