Accelerating the Wildlife Management 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: 
Cottonwood, Freeborn, Goodhue, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Stearns, Todd, Watonwan, Wright
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(g)
Appropriation Language 

$5,500,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire prairie and other habitat areas for wildlife management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8. 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 255 acres of wetlands and 1,020 acres of prairies

Source of Additional Funds: 

Pheasants Forever

Project Overview

This proposal accelerates the protection of 1,275 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting.

Project Details

Project Manager

Pheasants Forever
7975 Acorn Circle