Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program, Phase 3

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Pheasants Forever
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2016
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected: 
Big Stone, Clay, Douglas, Freeborn, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Norman, Otter Tail, Polk, Pope, Stearns, Traverse, Wilkin, Wright
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(h)
Appropriation Language 

$9,815,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to accelerate the acquisition of wetlands and grasslands to be added to the waterfowl production area system in Minnesota in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

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

Protect in fee 650 acres of wetlands and 1600 acres of prairies

Source of Additional Funds: 

PF, FWS, Federal Operation Funds

Project Overview

This program accelerates the permanent protection of 2,250 acres of wetlands (650 acres) and grasslands (1,600 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

Project Details

Project Manager

Pheasants Forever
7975 Acorn Circle