Knife River Habitat Restoration

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$380,000
Source: 
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient: 
Lake Superior Steelhead Association
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2012
End Date: 
June 2016
Activity Type: 
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected: 
St. Louis
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(g)
Appropriation Language 

$380,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Lake Superior Steelhead Association to restore trout habitat in the Upper Knife River Watershed. A list of proposed restorations must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. Notwithstanding rules of the commissioner of natural resources, restorations conducted pursuant to this paragraph may be accomplished by excavation.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$380,000
Other Funds Leveraged: 
$0
Direct expenses: 
$380,000
Administration costs: 
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
.50
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Enhance 204 acres of habitats

Source of Additional Funds: 

n/a

Project Overview

This porgram will restore the degradation to trout habitat in the upper Knife River Watershed has occurred from past forestry
practices resulting in uncontrolled beaver colonization. The result is unfavorable rearing habitat for juvenile trout.

Project Details

Project Manager

Craig
Wilson
Lake Superior Steelhead Association
PO Box 16034
Duluth
MN
55816
(218) 722-6013