HCP V - Project Coordination and Mapping (1a)
$3,150,000 is from the trust fund for the fifth appropriation for acceleration of agency programs and cooperative agreements. Of this appropriation, $250,000 is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources; $733,500 is to the commissioner of natural resources for agency programs; and $2,166,500 is for agreements as follows: $420,000 with Pheasants Forever; $30,000 with Minnesota Deer Hunters Association; $597,500 with Ducks Unlimited, Inc.; $85,000 with National Wild Turkey Federation; $317,000 with the Nature Conservancy; $210,000 with Minnesota Land Trust; $350,000 with the Trust for Public Land; $50,000 with Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.; $30,000 with U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service; $30,000 with the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa; $27,000 with the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa; and $20,000 with Friends of Detroit Lakes Watershed Management District to plan, restore, and acquire fragmented landscape corridors that connect areas of quality habitat to sustain fish, wildlife, and plants. The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is a cooperating partner in the appropriation. Expenditures are limited to the project corridor areas as defined in the work program. Land acquired with this appropriation must be sufficiently improved to meet at least minimum habitat and facility management standards as determined by the commissioner of natural resources. This appropriation may not be used for the purchase of residential structures, unless expressly approved in the work program. All conservation easements must be perpetual and have a natural resource management plan. Any land acquired in fee title by the commissioner of natural resources with money from this appropriation must be designated as an outdoor recreation unit under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.07. The commissioner may similarly designate any lands acquired in less than fee title. A list of proposed restorations and fee title and easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work program. All funding for conservation easements must include a long-term stewardship plan and funding for monitoring and enforcing the agreement.
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Overall Project Outcome and Results
During the period between July 1st, 2008 and June 30th, 2010, Minnesota's Habitat Conservation Partnership (HCP) collectively expended $3,100,005 of Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) dollars to restore, enhance, or protect 8,143 acres of habitat and 199,832 feet of shoreline and riparian areas. Additionally, HCP used these funds to leverage an additional $6,607,398 of other non-state funds to restore, enhance, or protect 8,423 acres of habitat and 23,585 feet of shoreline and riparian areas. In total, HCP expended $11,877,328 to restore, enhance or protect a total of 17,397 acres of habitat and 152,780 feet of shoreline and riparian areas within the defined HCP project areas.
Partners expended a total of $1,926,055 ($1,140,480 ENRTF; $785,575 other non-state funds) to restore/enhance a total of 9,081 acres (7,244 acres ENRTF; 1,837 other non-state funds). Work included 5,230 acres of grassland restoration/enhancement, 3,054 acres of wetland restoration/enhancement, 185 acres of woodland restoration, 27,380 feet of shoreline restoration, & 200 acres of wild rice restoration. Other accomplishments included shallow lake surveys, dam modifications, and site access/development.
Partners expended a total of $7,484,898 ($877,500 ENRTF; $6,607,398 other non-state funds) to acquire 6,951 acres (616 acres ENRTF; 6,335 acres other non-state funds) of perpetual conservation easements. Grassland/wetlands continued to be a priority for HCP partners working on easements, with 6,152 acres protected. Shoreline/riparian areas were also a priority with almost 32,000 feet protected. In addition, 504 acres of woodland was also permanently protected.
Partners expended a total of $1,868,112 ($994,985 ENRTF; $873,127 other funds) to permanently protect 560 acres (309 acres ENRTF; 251 acres other non-state funds) in fee-title acquisition. HCP achieved 290 acres of new WMAs, 66 acres of AMAs, 124 acres of SNAs, and 80 acres of WPAs. Additionally, almost 10,000 feet of shoreline/riparian areas were protected.
For complete information, go to http://www.mnhabitatcorridors.org.
HCP Partners included: Ducks Unlimited, Fond du Lac Reservation, Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, MN Board of Water and Soil Resources, MN Deer Hunters Association, MN Department of Natural Resources, MN Land Trust, MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Project Results Use and Dissemination The partnership acknowledges funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Accomplishment report information, mapping products, and project information can be found at http://www.mnhabitatcorridors.org. Other forms of information can be obtained by contacting Joe Pavelko, the HCP Coordinator, at (612) 532-3800.
For more information, visit: http://www.lccmr.leg.mn/projects/2008-index.html#20083k.