Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program , Phase 4

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Pheasants Forever
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2012
End Date: 
June 2014
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected: 
Becker, Blue Earth, Clay, Freeborn, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Rice, Stearns, Stevens, Waseca, Wright
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(b)
Appropriation Language 

$5,400,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire land in fee to be managed and designated as waterfowl production areas 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: 
Administration costs: 
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect in fee 235 acres of wetlands and 700 acres of prairies

Source of Additional Funds: 

USFWS - $2.5 million and Pheasants Forever - $75,000

Project Overview

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 935 acres of wetlands (235 acres) and grasslands (700 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

Project Details

Project Manager

Pheasants Forever
7975 Acorn Circle
(612) 532-3800