Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition , Phase 4

The Nature Conservancy with USFWS

Quick Facts

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

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

Project Details

Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2012
End Date: 
June 2014

Project Details by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year(s): 
2013
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2012, Ch. 264, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(e)
Appropriation Language 

$1,580,000 in the second year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with The Nature Conservancy in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire land in fee or permanent conservation 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: 
$1,580,000
Other Funds Leveraged: 
$210,000
Direct expenses: 
$1,570,475
Administration costs: 
$9,525
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
.81
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect in Fee 500 acres of prairies

Source of Additional Funds: 

USFWS, NAWCA, and LWCF

Project Manager

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