Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition, Phase 3

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$1,720,000
Source: 
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient: 
The Nature Conservancy
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2014
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(d)
Appropriation Language 

$1,720,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Nature Conservancy to acquire land or permanent easements within the Northern Tallgrass Prairie Habitat Preservation Area in western Minnesota for addition to the Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The accomplishment plan must include an easement monitoring and enforcement plan.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,720,000
Other Funds Leveraged: 
$7,387
Direct expenses: 
$1,720,000
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
.41
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect in easement 1,470 acres of Prairie

Source of Additional Funds: 

The Nature Conservancy Personnel

Project Overview

The Nature Conservancy and the US Fish and Wildlife Service will protect for future generations native prairie and associated wetland complexes in western Minnesota by purchasing fee title properties and/or habitat easements.

Project Details

Accomplishment Plan: http://www.lsohc.leg.mn/FY2012/accomp_plan/2c.pdf

Project Manager

Michael
Pressman
The Nature Conservancy
1101 West River Parkway, Suite 200
Minneapolis
MN
55415
612-331-0706