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Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 235 acres of wetlands and 765 acres of grasslands for a total of 1,000 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Clay
Douglas
Faribault
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Otter Tail
Pope
Renville
Rice
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Wright
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,505,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever (PF) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will cooperate to permanently restore and protect approximately 1397.31 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in western and southern Minnesota. All lands acquired through this grant proposal will be owned and managed by the Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Becker
Big Stone
Clay
Faribault
Freeborn
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Otter Tail
Swift
Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Accelerated Prairie Grassland Restoration and Management Program had a successful first round of funding from the Legacy Funds. The program worked through the growing pains and obstacles in getting a new program up and operational and was successful in enhancing nearly 5,800 acres of prairie and grasslands in eight of the ecological subsections of Minnesota. A contractor base has been established for this type of work statewide that needs to be evaluated and expanded on for future appropriations.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,050,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  Recent tiling and ditching have accelerated this situation.  Through this proposal, shallow lakes and wetlands will be designed, constructed, and intensively managed to benefit wetland wildlife and Minnesota residents.

Aitkin
Benton
Freeborn
Isanti
Kittson
Lincoln
Mahnomen
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Nobles
Pennington
Pope
Roseau
Steele
Todd
Wilkin
Wright
Recipient
DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,130,000
Fund Source

This proposal will address a backlog of shallow lake and wetland habitat work that will otherwise go unfunded. These projects will address work called for in the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan, Long Range Duck Recovery Plan, and Shallow Lakes plan.

Aitkin
Mahnomen
Murray
Nobles
Pope
Roseau
Steele
Todd
Recipient
DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,880,000
Fund Source

We propose restoration and enhancement of prairie and savanna on WMA’s, SNA’s, and Native Prairie Banks in Minnesota and restoration and enhancement of bluff prairies on State Forest Land in southeast Minnesota.

Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Carver
Chippewa
Clay
Crow Wing
Dodge
Douglas
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Meeker
Mower
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Polk
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Roseau
Traverse
Wabasha
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
DNR
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,167,000
Fund Source

This proposal will accomplish shallow lake and wetland habitat work that will otherwise go unfunded. This work is called for in the Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan, Long Range Duck Recovery Plan, and Shallow Lakes plan.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Isanti
Mahnomen
Marshall
Polk
Pope
Waseca
Recipient
Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,833,000
Fund Source

With these funds we were able to restore, protect, and enhance 24,611 acres of native and restored grassland in Minnesota. Much of this work was done through the DNR Roving Crews, a new program funded with these dollars that has significantly increased the state's habitat management capabilities. In addition to these enhancement activities we were able to enroll acres in the DNR's Native Prairie Bank Easement Program as well as acquire acres for the SNA program.

Becker
Beltrami
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
McLeod
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Sherburne
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Wilkin
Winona
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,791,000
Fund Source

This program will increase populations of a variety of game and non-game wildlife species by protecting and enhancing forest habitats on which wildlife depends. This program of on-the-ground forest conservation projects will amplify the wildlife value of forest communities on DNR administered forestlands. Our forest enhancement will treat 4,472 ac. These activities are not conducted as part of the DNR's commercial timber operations. Additionally, our program will acquire 404 acres of forestland that contributes to habitat complexes and other high priorities.

Aitkin
Beltrami
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Olmsted
Pine
Rice
Roseau
St. Louis
Wadena
Winona
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,416,000
Fund Source

Accomplishments of the appropriation include: i) protection of 3.9 miles of shoreline; ii) modification of 4 lake outlet structures to allow fish passage, benefiting 1,264 acres; iii) enhanced river and stream functions at 15 sites, benefiting over 17 river miles; and iv) enhance 4.5 miles of shoreline habitat on publicly-owned lakeshore.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Blue Earth
Carver
Cass
Chisago
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Martin
Meeker
Morrison
Murray
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Ramsey
Redwood
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,830,000
Fund Source

The program was to accelerate the protection of 1,230 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota. Over the course of the appropriation, we acquired 14 parcels for a total of 1,240.79 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 1,230 acres by 10.79 acres.  Breaking down acres by ecological section we acquired 160 acres in the forest/prairie and 1,080.79 acres in the prairie.  We have a balance that will be returned to the Fund despite exceeding our acre goals.

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Clay
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lyon
Mahnomen
Murray
Rice
Stearns
Wright
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,350,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the protection of 1,362 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting.

Anoka
Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Carver
Clay
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Murray
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Polk
Pope
Redwood
Sibley
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Waseca
Wilkin
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,620,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 900 acres of wetlands (225 acres) and grasslands (675 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Carver
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Murray
Nobles
Otter Tail
Pope
Sibley
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,650,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 760 acres of wetlands (175 acres) and grasslands (585 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Carver
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Murray
Nobles
Otter Tail
Pope
Sibley
Stevens
Swift
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$161,308
Fund Source

At Above the Falls Regional Park, acquire 0.4 acre inholding at 2220 Marshall St. NE.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,469,000
Fund Source

Above the Falls Regional Park. Acquire 4.24 acres. (Year 1 of 2)

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,429,970
Fund Source

Above the Falls Regional Park. Acquire 4.24 acres. (Year 2 of 2)

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$127,125
Fund Source

Baker Park Reserve. Acquire one acre.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,864
Fund Source

Above the Falls Regional Park. Acquire 1.74 acres. (Year 2 of 2)

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$354,561
Fund Source

Above the Falls Regional Park. Acquire 1.74 acres. (Year 1 of 2)

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$637,250
Fund Source

Acquire Kingswood Special Recreation Feature

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$77,526
Fund Source

Acquire Kingswood Special Recreation Feature

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$186,651
Fund Source

Acquire Kingswood Special Recreation Feature

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Fund Source

Above the Falls Regional Park, acquire parcel including acquisition construction for surveys, site investigations, title review, appraisals, environmental assessment, clean-up, demolition, site utilities, related design and engineering, and project management.

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,347
Fund Source

ICRT easements

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$111,369
Fund Source

Crow Hassan 36.8 acres

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$852,750
Fund Source

1828 Marshall St NE

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$51,222
Fund Source

Above the Falls Regional Park reimburse MPRB to partially finance acquisition of parcel at 2128 Marshall Street NE

Hennepin
Recipient
Bloomington
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$97,338
Fund Source

Hyland Bush Anderson Lakes Park Reserve acquire 0.5-acre parcel at 7907 Lea Road

Hennepin
Recipient
Dakota County
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,591
Fund Source

Lake Marion Greenway Regional Trail complete trail construction, final engineering and acquisition assistance to the City of Lakeville

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$33,240
Fund Source

Intercity Regional Trail acquire five trail easements

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$42,766
Fund Source

Intercity Regional Trail acquire six trail easements

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,043
Fund Source

Intercity Regional Trail acquire two easements

Hennepin
Recipient
Bloomington
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$245,544
Fund Source

Acquire 0.3 acre parcel at 7501 Izaak Walton Road for Hyland Bush Anderson Lakes Park Reserve.

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,135
Fund Source

At Above the Falls Regional Park, acquire 3.57 acre inholding (Scherer Lumber Co. - year 1 of 2).

Hennepin
Recipient
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$408,625
Fund Source

At Above the Falls Regional Park, acquire 3.57 acre inholding (Scherer Lumber Co. - year 2 of 2).

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$119,250
Fund Source

At Elm Creek Park Reserve, acquire 1.4 acre inholding (Zopfi) at 12208 Hayden Lake Rd. W.

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$23,204
Fund Source

Acquire trail easement for Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail

Hennepin
Recipient
Three Rivers Park District
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,099
Fund Source

Acquire trail easement for Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail

Hennepin