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Recipient
DNR
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,166,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will restore or enhance habitat to facilitate fish passage, restore degraded streams, and enhance habitat critical to fish and other aquatic life. Projects are prioritized based on ecological benefit, urgency, feasibility, and stakeholder support.

Big Stone
Crow Wing
Douglas
Goodhue
Houston
Kittson
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Rock
Todd
Watonwan
Recipient
DNR
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,208,000
Fund Source

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) will complete a fish passage project on the Otter Tail River to reconnect eight miles of stream habitat and 96 acres of lake habitat for fish and other aquatic life. We will also restore four miles of stream habitat on a previously straightened portion of Stony Creek. Stream projects were selected from a statewide list, prioritized by factors such as ecological benefit, scale of impact, urgency of completion, and local support. On Aquatic Management Areas, MNDNR will enhance over 900 acres of riparian and terrestrial habitat.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Big Stone
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hubbard
Kandiyohi
Lake
Le Sueur
Marshall
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Mower
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
St. Louis
Wabasha
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Recipient
DNR
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,861,000
Fund Source

Grasslands continue to be the most threatened habitat in the state. This programmatic request will build on the DNR’s history of enhancing and restoring grasslands, embedded wetlands, and savannas to increase wildlife populations. The Prairie Plan, Pheasant Plan, and Wildlife Action Plan will guide our efforts and ensure we are operating in a strategic and targeted manner. This proposal will enhance and restore grasslands on parcels that are permanently protected and most open to public hunting.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Dakota
Douglas
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Roseau
Sherburne
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
National Audubon Society
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,357,000
Fund Source

Reed canary grass and other invasive plants are preventing natural regeneration of trees and threatening floodplain forests and wildlifealong the Mississippi River. This effort builds on two previous LSOHC grants to control invasive species and plant trees as part of a long-term restoration strategy by Audubon Minnesota and key partners to sustain diverse and productive floodplain forests and the wildlifeand birds they support.

Dakota
Goodhue
Houston
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Ducks Unlimited
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,716,000
Fund Source

This Phase 5 request for Ducks Unlimited's Living Lakes program will enhance 2,000 acres of shallow lakes and restore 50 acres of small wetlands by engineering and installing water control structures for Minnesota DNR and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on public lands and wetlands under easement. Structures will be used by DNR and Service partners to restore wetland hydrology and actively manage shallow lake water levels to enhance their ecology for ducks, other birds, and hunters in the Prairie Region of Minnesota.

Becker
Big Stone
Cottonwood
Douglas
Freeborn
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Martin
Meeker
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Otter Tail
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Sibley
Swift
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Minnesota Trout Unlimited
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,403,000
Fund Source

Minnesota Trout Unlimited will enhance and restore habitat for fish and wildlife in and along priority coldwater streams located on existing Aquatic Management Areas and public lands around the state. Accelerating habitat work to reduce the backlog of degraded streams is urgent given the increasing threats to these scarce coldwater fisheries. Population outcomes will be maximized by improving the connectivity of habitat and fish and wildlife populations, and building upon earlier work on adjacent stream segments.

Carlton
Clearwater
Cook
Fillmore
Goodhue
Lake
St. Louis
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
The Nature Conservancy
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,058,000
Fund Source

Northern Minnesota’s forests are at a crossroads: they are increasingly challenged by invasive species, insect pests, a changing climate, and the legacy of inadequate management. Furthermore, some habitats have declined in many areas, including long-lived-conifers, young-forest, and large-patch habitats. These habitats are critical for numerous game and non-game species of concern. Through enhancements applied to 2,465 acres of degraded forests, the proposed project will increase long-lived conifers, young forest gaps, riparian forest complexity, and patch-size diversity.

Beltrami
Cass
Cook
Lake
St. Louis
Recipient
Trout Unlimited
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,359,000
Fund Source

Minnesota Trout Unlimited will enhance and restore habitat for fish and wildlife in and along priority coldwater streams located on existing conservation easements and public lands around the state. Trout streams are a relatively scarce resource and increasing threats to them require accelerating habitat work to reduce the backlog of degraded stream reaches. Population outcomes will be maximized by improving the connectivity of habitat and fish and wildlife populations, and building upon work on adjacent sections.

Dakota
Fillmore
Houston
Lake
Pine
St. Louis
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
City of Pine River
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,267,000
Fund Source

The Norway Lake Dam will be removed and replaced with a rock-arch rapids by the City of Pine River. Replacing the high hazard dam with a rock riffle will enhance fish passage, biological connectivity, habitat, safety, aesthetics, fishing, access, and whitewater boating opportunities. The riffle pools and meandering low flow channel will enhance recreational opportunities for fishing, paddling and other water-based fun.

Cass
Recipient
DNR
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,541,000
Fund Source

This proposal will accomplish shallow lake and wetland enhancement habitat work throughout Minnesota, with a focus on the prairie region. The proposal is comprised of four components: (1) projects to engineer and construct or renovate wetland infrastructure and to enhance wetlands; (2) funding to continue wetland habitat enhancement work by the existing Roving Habitat Crew in Region 1; (3) continued funding of three Shallow Lakes Program specialists, and; (4) creation of a new Prairie Wetland Initiative to address unmet management needs of small wetlands in Minnesota prairies.

Big Stone
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Hubbard
Lyon
Polk
Rice
Sibley
Wadena
Wright