Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,675,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
MN DNR
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2020
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 09e
Appropriation Language

$2,675,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire native prairie bank easements in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, on approximately 335 acres, prepare baseline property assessments, restore and enhance at least 570 acres of native prairie sites, and provide technical assistance to landowners. Of this amount, up to $132,000 may be deposited in a conservation easement stewardship account. Deposits into the conservation easement stewardship account must be made upon closing on conservation easements or at a time otherwise approved in the work plan. A list of proposed easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required work plan. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,675,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Manager
First Name
Judy
Last Name
Schulte
Organization Name
MN DNR
Street Address
1241 Bridge St E
City
Redwood Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56283
Phone
(507) 822-0344
Email
judy.schulte@state.mn.us