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Hawk Creek Watershed Project
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$99,217
Fund Source

This project will monitor six sites within the Minnesota River Basin: Hawk Creek near Maynard, Hawk Creek near Granite Falls, Beaver Creek near Beaver Falls, Yellow Medicine River near Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine River near Hanley Falls, and Spring Creek near Hanley Falls. The sites will be monitored according to MPCA’s Major Watershed Load Monitoring Standard Operating Procedure, which is the procedure being followed for sites currently monitored by the Hawk Creek Watershed Project (HCWP).

Chippewa
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Redwood
Renville
Yellow Medicine
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
Pheasants Forever
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,600,000
Fund Source

Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partnered to permanently protect, restore and enhance 1,630 acres of grassland and 294 acres of wetland as Waterfowl Production Areas in Western and Southern Minnesota. All lands acquired will be owned and managed in perpetuity by the USFWS as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and open for public recreation.

Clay
Cottonwood
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Lincoln
Otter Tail
Pope
Renville
Traverse
Waseca
Wright
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
DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,790,000
Fund Source

Many of Minnesota's wetlands have been lost and the remainder degraded.  The original proposal planned for 15,000 acres of wetland/shallow lake enhancement to provide critical habitat for each life stage of waterfowl and wetland wildlife.  The six projects subsequently completed with this appropriation enhanced 13,800 acres of wetlands and shallow lakes in the Prarie and Forest/Prairie Ecosections of Minnestoa.

Aitkin
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Freeborn
Jackson
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Mille Lacs
Nicollet
Polk
Roseau
Todd
Wilkin
Recipient
DNR
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,870,000
Fund Source

This proposal impacts shallow lakes and wetlands in Minnesota through the design and construction of projects, enhancement work done by DNR roving habitat crews, and shallow lakes work identified and initiated through the DNR Shallow Lakes program.  Ten thousand acres of wetlands were enhanced by these activities.

Aitkin
Benton
Carver
Cottonwood
Freeborn
Itasca
Jackson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Roseau
Todd
Wilkin
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,652,000
Fund Source

This appropriation funded 283 projects totaling 21,953 acres. The two largest types of enhancement were 112 woody removal projects totaling 10,160 acres and 134 prescribed burns totaling 10,082 acres. Additionally, we seeded 30 sites totaling 1386 acres, put in infrastructure for conservation grazing of 236 acres on 3 sites, conducted 3 oak savanna enhancements totaling 42 acres, and treated 47 acres of invasive species on 2 sites.

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Redwood
Renville
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$936,000
Fund Source

Water control structures and dikes were designed and constructed on six Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) in the counties of Becker, Clearwater, Itasca, Lincoln, Roseau, and Yellow Medicine. Dike work at Roseau River WMA protects and enhances 3200 acres of wetlands wetlands in Pool 2 of the WMA. Roseau River WMA has 10 large water control structures, seven moist soil cells, and four large pools covering 11,800 acres. Cells for a moist soil unit were constructed at Lac Qui Parle WMA in Lac Qui Parle County.

Becker
Clearwater
Itasca
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Roseau
Todd
Yellow Medicine
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
Pheasants Forever
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,960,000
Fund Source

The proposal was to accelerate the protection of 1,220 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting. Over the course of the appropriation, we acquired 11 parcels for a total of 1,484.05 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 1,220 acres by 264.05 acres.  Breaking down acres by ecological section we acquired 876 acres in the metro, 152 acres in the forest/prairie, and 456 acres in the prairie.  We have a balance of $52,798 that will be returned to the Fund despite exceeding our acre goals.

Brown
Carver
Cottonwood
Jackson
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Martin
McLeod
Mower
Murray
Pipestone
Renville
Stearns
Stevens
Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,500,000
Fund Source

The proposal was to accelerate the protection of 1,275 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting. However, over the course of the appropriation, we acquired 10 parcels for a total of 1,498 acres which exceeded our total acre goal of 1,275 acres by 223 acres. Breaking down acres by ecological section we exceed our acre goal for the metropolitan area by 97 acres.

Brown
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Redwood
Recipient
The Calumet Players, Inc.
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750

Art Project

Pipestone
Rock
Lincoln
Murray
Recipient
Marshall Area Farmers Market
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,250

Art Project

Lyon
Lincoln
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Murray
Jackson
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra LTD
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Cottonwood
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,595
Art Project
Yellow Medicine
Lincoln
Lyon
Recipient
Balaton Chamber of Commerce
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,696
Art Project
Lyon
Redwood
Pipestone
Murray
Lincoln
Recipient
City of Watson
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,148
Art Project
Stearns
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Yellow Medicine
Lyon
Lincoln
Swift
McLeod
Big Stone
Renville
Hennepin
Cass
Meeker
Stevens
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,310

Art Project

Lincoln
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra LTD
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,955

Art Project

Lyon
Murray
Yellow Medicine
Brown
Redwood
Lincoln
Chippewa
Renville
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,950
2011-2012 Chorale Concert Series.
Lincoln
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Redwood
Yellow Medicine
Cottonwood
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Pipestone
Yellow Medicine
Hennepin
Redwood
Recipient
Big Stone Arts Council
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,215
Art Project
Big Stone
Otter Tail
Lyon
Lincoln
Hennepin
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lincoln
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
City of Cottonwood
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Art Project
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Murray
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Renville
Chippewa
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lyon
Lincoln
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
City of Cottonwood
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400
Art Project
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Murray
Lincoln
Renville
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Renville
Big Stone
Lyon
Lincoln
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Lyon
Lincoln
Redwood
Murray
Lac qui Parle
Hennepin
Chippewa
Rock
Recipient
Marshall Area Stage Company
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,700
Art Project
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Meeker
Lincoln
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,996
Concert Series/Youth Workshop and Concert
Lincoln
Lyon
Recipient
The Calumet Players, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$975
"Red Riding Hood"
Pipestone
Lincoln
Recipient
The Calumet Players, Inc.
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,195
"Peter Pan"
Pipestone
Lincoln
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,767
"Hauntcert"
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Lincoln
Lac qui Parle
Pipestone
Recipient
Greater Milan Initiative
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,512
Milan Local Artists Exhibits
Yellow Medicine
Lincoln
Lac qui Parle
Chippewa
Big Stone
Meeker
Swift
Lyon
Recipient
Prairie Dance Alliance
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,450
Dance Camp
Lyon
Murray
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Rock
Lincoln
Renville
Traverse
Recipient
Prairie Dance Alliance
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,800
"The Nutcracker"
Lyon
Pipestone
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Murray
Lincoln
Recipient
Buffalo Ridge Chorale
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,990
Concert Series plus Youth Workshop and Concert
Lincoln
Lyon
Lac qui Parle
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Instrumental Showcase and Piano Concerto Competition
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Redwood
Lyon
Lincoln
Murray
Hennepin
Nobles
Pipestone
Chippewa
Recipient
New London Music Group
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500
Art Project Grant
Washington
Rice
Ramsey
Anoka
Dakota
Mille Lacs
Hennepin
Chisago
Benton
Brown
Renville
McLeod
Douglas
Lac qui Parle
Stearns
Lincoln
Lyon
Chippewa