Wildlife Management Area, Scientific and Natural Areas, and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition - Phase III

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient Type: 
State Government
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2014
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected: 
Anoka, Benton, Big Stone, Carlton, Clay, Cottonwood, Koochiching, Lyon, Polk, Swift, Winona, Wright
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L 2011, First Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 1, Section 2
Appropriation Language 

$3,931,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to:(1) acquire land in fee for wildlife management area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05, subdivision 8, and 97A.145; (2) acquire land in fee for scientific and natural area purposes under Minnesota Statutes, sections 84.033 and 86A.05, subdivision 5; and(3) acquire native prairie bank easements under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96. A list of proposed land or permanent conservation easement acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The accomplishment plan must include an easement monitoring and enforcement plan. Up to $14,000 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.

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Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect 783 acres of prairies and 553 acres of forest

Project Overview

This program will acquire priority lands and developed as Wildlife Management Areas, State Forests, Scientific and Natural Areas and Native Prairie Bank to protect habitat and provide public hunting, trapping and compatible outdoor uses.

Project Details

Accomplishment Plan: http://www.lsohc.leg.mn/FY2012/accomp_plan/2a.pdf

Project Manager

MN Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul
(651) 259-5209