Green Corridor Legacy Program, Phase 4
This program helped to create a legacy of habitat connectivity, public access, and economic vitality based on increased outdoor recreational opportunities in the mid-Minnesota River Watershed.
Final Report: This program acquired two properties at total of 227 acres in our planned area corridor that meets the above mentioned concepts and activities that produced multiple conservation benefits. 1) The Delhi WMA project acquired 67 acres. This property expands an existing Wildlife Management Area in Redwood County. 2) Lamberton WMA 6 is a 160 acre site.The Green Corridor received amazing support from our willing landowners. We also received strong support from the DNR area wildlife manager and the regional DNR office in the planning/evaluation of potential sites. We had the support of local units of government and several local wildlife conservation groups.
$1,730,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Redwood Area Development Corporation to acquire land in fee for wildlife management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, and for aquatic management areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 5.1 14, and 97C.02. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.
Restored 100 acres and protected in fee 270 acres of prairie