Accelerated Aquatic Management Area Habitat Program, Phase 3

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient Type: 
State Government
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2016
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected: 
Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Hubbard, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Lac qui Parle, Lake, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Meeker, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Renville, Rice, Scott, Stearns, Wabasha, Washington, Winona
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(a)
Appropriation Language 

$6,500,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire interests in land in fee or permanent conservation easements for aquatic management areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, to restore and enhance aquatic habitat. A list of proposed acquisitions and stream and lake habitat restorations and enhancements must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The accomplishment plan must include an easement monitoring and enforcement plan.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
Direct expenses: 
Administration costs: 
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect in fee and easement 1,035 acres and Enhance 590 acres of Habitats

Source of Additional Funds: 

value/cash donation, USDA MRBI funds

Project Overview

This program will use a programmatic approach to achieve prioritized aquatic habitat protection and enhancement for lakes, trout streams, and rivers across all LSOHC planning regions of Minnesota.

Project Details

Accomplishment Plan:

Project Manager

1601 Minnesota Drive