Prairie, Forest, and Savanna Restoration in Greater Metropolitan Area

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Friends of the Mississippi River
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2017
Counties Affected
Dakota
Hennepin
Ramsey
Washington
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 06h
Appropriation Language

$200,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Friends of the Mississippi River to restore approximately 150 acres of prairie, forests, and oak savanna in the greater metropolitan area. A list of proposed restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required work plan. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$200,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.43
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

Though many parts of the Twin Cities metropolitan area are urbanized, there are also has large areas of natural lands that continue to serve as important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plant communities. However, pressure on these remaining lands continues to intensify as population and development pressures increase. This appropriation continues the efforts of the Metro Conservation Corridors (MeCC) partnership, an ongoing effort by a partnership of state and non-profit organizations, to conduct strategic and coordinated land conservation activities that build connections between remaining high quality natural areas in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area and ensures their benefits are available for future generations. Friends of the Mississippi River is using this appropriation to restore approximately 150 acres of permanently protected prairie, forest, and oak savanna habitat in the metropolitan area.

Project Manager
First Name
Tom
Last Name
Lewanski
Organization Name
Friends of the Mississippi River
Street Address
360 Robert St N, Ste 400
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55101
Phone
(651) 222-2193
Email
tlewanski@fmr.org