Mississippi Northwoods Habitat Complex Protection

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Crow Wing County
Recipient Type: 
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2012
End Date: 
June 2014
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected: 
Crow Wing
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 3(b)
Appropriation Language 

$11,040,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Crow Wing County to acquire land in fee along the Mississippi River in Crow Wing County to be added to the county forest system. The purchase price must not exceed the appraised fair market value of the property as reviewed and approved under established procedures in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and the Department of Natural Resources' Supplemental Appraisal and Appraisal Review Guidelines (effective July 15, 2009). A land description must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. Development of a paved trail on land acquired under this paragraph constitutes an alteration of the intended use of the interest in real property and must be handled according to Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 15. Any plan, including trail alignment, for the development of a paved trail must be submitted to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council for approval. No paved trail development or paved trail use is allowed unless it is specified in the plan for trail use and alignment approved by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. If additional money is needed to acquire the land under this paragraph, by December 15, 2012, the amount necessary to complete the acquisition shall be transferred from unspent appropriations under subdivision 5, paragraph (h), and added to this appropriation.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
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Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect in fee 1,857 acres of habitat

Source of Additional Funds: 

Parks and Trails Legacy and RIM

Project Overview

Protect 2.7 miles of Mississippi River shoreline and nearly 2,000 acres of wetland and forest/upland habitat through fee title acquisition just east of Brainerd, MN.

Project Details

Accomplishment Plan: http://www.lsohc.leg.mn/FY2013/accomp_plan/3b.pdf

Project Manager

Crow Wing County (Land Supervisor)
322 Laurel St., Suite 12