La Salle Lake: Protecting Critical Mississippi Headwaters Habitat

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
The Trust for Public Land
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2016
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected: 
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 3(b)
Appropriation Language 

$4,632,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Trust for Public Land to acquire land adjacent to LaSalle Lake in Hubbard County. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. If the acquisition is not completed by July 15, 2012, or if a balance remains after acquisition of land, the money under this paragraph is available for acquisition under subdivision 2, paragraph (a).

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

Restore 84 acres of Forests, Protect in fee 216.5 acres of Forest and Habitat

Source of Additional Funds: 

ENRTF, Parks and Trails, local fundraising

Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L 2012, Chapter 264, Article 1, Section 2, Subd. 3(f)
Appropriation Language 

$1,000,000 in the second year is added to the appropriation in Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 6, article 1, section 2, subdivision 3, paragraph (b).

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Project Overview

This program will protect 980-acre LaSalle Lake property adjacent to the Upper Mississippi River, with biologically-significant forest habitat and miles of deep-lake and coldwater stream shoreline, to be managed by multiple DNR divisions.

Project Details

Accomplishment Plan:

Project Manager

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