Restoring Native Habitat and Water Quality to Shell Rock River, Phase 2

Shell Rock River Watershed District

Quick Facts

Recipient: 
Shell Rock River Watershed District
Source: 
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient Type: 
Local/Regional Government
Status: 
In Progress
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected 
Freeborn

This program will acquire in fee title to 257 acres of land that encompasses the headwaters of the Shell Rock River and develop long range resource management for recreation opportunities.

Project Details

Accomplishment Plan: http://www.lsohc.leg.mn/FY2012/accomp_plan/5f.pdf

Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2016

Project Details by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year(s): 
2012
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(f)
Appropriation Language 

$2,577,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Shell Rock River Watershed District to acquire land in fee at the headwaters of the Shell Rock River for aquatic management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 14, and 97C.02, to restore and enhance aquatic habitat. The leases for gravel mining existing at the time of acquisition may not be extended and all gross income generated from mining operations must be transferred to the commissioner of management and budget and credited to the outdoor heritage fund. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$2,577,000
Other Funds Leveraged: 
$7,945,000
Direct expenses: 
$2,577,000
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
1.0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect in fee 100 acres of Forests and 137 acres of Habitat

Source of Additional Funds: 

landowner donation, SRRWD Sales Tax

Project Manager

Andy
Henschel
Shell Rock River Watershed District
411 S Broadway PO Box 1147
Albert Lea
MN
56007
507-377-5785