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

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Shell Rock River Watershed District
Recipient Type: 
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2016
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected: 
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
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: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
Direct expenses: 
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
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 Overview

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:

Project Manager

Shell Rock River Watershed District
411 S Broadway PO Box 1147
Albert Lea