Northern Tall Grass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Protection

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,583,000
Fund Source
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Recipient Type
Federal Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Kandiyohi
Lincoln
Mahnomen
Norman
Polk
Rock
Swift
Wilkin
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
ML 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subdivision 2(e)
Appropriation Language

$1,583,000 in fiscal year 2010 is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire land or permanent easements within the Northern Tall Grass Prairie Habitat Preservation Area in western Minnesota. The commissioner may advance funds to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. A list of proposed fee title and permanent easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. Land removed from this program shall transfer to the state.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,583,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$600,000
Direct expenses
$1,583,000
Source of Additional Funds

Land and Water Conservation Funds and USFWS in-kind services

Project Overview

Our program will protect, in perpetuity, native prairie tracts in western Minnesota. Fee title tracts will be the top priority for the funding. Funding will be used for the purchase of habitat easements if the funding cannot be used entirely on fee title tracts. The funding will purchase approximately 525 acres of native prairie in fee title, 1,583 acres of habitat easements, or a combination of the two. Lands protected will be within the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Habitat Preservation Area (HPA) in western Minnesota and will become units of the Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.

About the Issue

Protect 525 acres by fee and 1,583 acres with easements of prairie

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Alice M
Last Name
Hanley
Organization Name
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Street Address
44843 County Road 19
City
Odessa
State
MN
Zip Code
56276
Phone
320-273-2191
Email
Alice_Hanley@fws.gov