Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex, Phase 1

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Minnesota Land Trust
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2016
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected: 
Le Sueur, Rice
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(f)
Appropriation Language 

$1,533,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an greement with The Trust for Public Land to acquire and restore lands in the Cannon River watershed for wildlife management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, or aquatic management areas under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02. 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 510 acres and Restore 200 acres

Source of Additional Funds: 

Clean Water Fund, ENRTF, and private

Project Overview

This program will protect ~510 acres and restore ~200 acres near Cannon River Headwaters including wetlands, Big Woods forest, and river & shallow lake shoreline to reverse habitat loss, improve watershed function, and provide access

Project Details

Project Manager

The Trust for Public Land
2610 University Ave. W #300
St. Paul