Green Corridor Legacy Program, Phase 4

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,730,000
Fund Source
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient
Redwood Area Development Corporation
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected
Brown
Cottonwood
Murray
Redwood
Renville
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(g)
Appropriation Language

$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.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,730,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$1,564,300
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Measurable Outcome(s)

Restored 100 acres and protected in fee 270 acres of prairie

Source of Additional Funds

n/a

Project Overview

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.  

Project Details

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.

Project Manager
First Name
Pat
Last Name
Dingles
Organization Name
Redwood Area Development Corporation
Street Address
200 S. Mill St., PO Box 481
City
Redwood Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56283
Phone
(320) 493-4695
Email
pat@radc.org