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Along with prescribed burning, private and public conservation organizations rely on cutting and removing trees to restore grasslands. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Pheasants Forever are working to remove unwanted trees and restore open grasslands on three waterfowl production areas in Kandiyohi County this winter. Tribune file photo

Tree removal underway on Kandiyohi County waterfowl production areas

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To hear the uplifting song of grassland birds come spring, brace for the grumble of chainsaws this winter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with Pheasants Forever to restore grassland habitat on three waterfowl production areas in Kandiyohi County this winter. A contractor is currently removing undesired trees on the 828-acre Yarmon Waterfowl Production Area northeast of Big Kandiyohi Lake.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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