Land Addition to Janet Johnson Memorial WMA

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Chisago County
Recipient Type: 
Local/Regional Government
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2014
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected: 
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(c)
Appropriation Language 

$577,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Chisago County to acquire land in fee to be added to the Janet Johnson Memorial Wildlife Management Area 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: 
Measurable Outcome(s) 

This program attempted to complete an acquisition that failed.

Source of Additional Funds: 

NGO Volunteers and County Personnel

Project Overview

Attempted to Acquire 108.5 acres of land adjacent to the 555 acre Janet Johnson WMA. The land is a mix of forest (29 acres), wetlands (35 acres on the NWI), and agriculture (44.5 acres).

Project Details

Acquisition failed due to land seller not agreeing with the appraised value of the parcel.

Project Manager

Chisago County Department of Environmental Service
313 North Main Street, Room 243
Center City