Shallow Lake Shoreland Protection: Wild Rice Lakes, Phase 2

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
DNR, Ducks Unlimited and BWSR
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2014
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected: 
Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, St. Louis, Wadena
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(c )
Appropriation Language 

$1,891,000 the first year is to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for an agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire wild rice lake shoreland habitat in fee and as permanent conservation easements as follows: $500,000 to the Department of Natural Resources; $1,100,000 to the Board of Water and Soil Resources; and $291,000 to Ducks Unlimited. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The accomplishment 10.1 plan must include an easement monitoring and enforcement plan. Up to $18,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to subdivision 15. An annual financial report is required for any monitoring and enforcement fund established, including expenditures from the fund.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
Direct expenses: 
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect 50 acres of Wetlands and 650 acres of Forests

Description of Funds: 

Project Overview

This program will protect 700 acres of wild rice lake shoreland habitat through permanent conservation easements and fee-title acquisition, the Council’s top Priority Action identified for the Northern Forest Section.

Project Details

Accomplishment Plan:

Project Manager

Ducks Unlimited
311 East Lake Geneva Road