Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition, Phase 3

The Nature Conservancy

Quick Facts

Recipient: 
The Nature Conservancy
Source: 
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status: 
In Progress
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition

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

Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year(s): 
2012
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 Manager

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