Minnesota's Legacy

Outdoor Heritage Fund

Thirty-three percent of the sales tax revenue from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment is distributed to the Outdoor Heritage Fund. Those funds "may be spent only to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands, prairies, forest and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife."

It is anticipated that approximately $80 million will be available for appropriation by the legislature annually.  A portion of the dollars appropriated from the Outdoor Heritage Fund are being made available through a small grants program administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. To learn more about funding opportunities available through this grants program, please visit the Conservation Partners Legacy Grants webpage.

All Outdoor Heritage Projects»


This report summarizes outdoor heritage fund land acquisitions reported as completed as of June 30, 2015.

A 25 year framework: Minnesota's conservation estate, historic conservation investments and future opportunities was developed with the facilitation assistance of Management Analysis and Development, was presented to the Minnesota Legislature in January 2011.

Links to all proposal guidelines and proposals received.