A project of: Statewide History Partnership Projects
70 Years Project
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Minnesota Historical Society partnered with the 70 Years Project to begin development of a web site that will enable all Minnesotans to again share in the tragedies and triumphs of the 1,345 days of World War II.
The City of Inver Grove Heights will remove PAH contaminated sediment from the 79th Street Pond. Approximately 2,300 cubic yards of sediment will be dredged and disposed of at the Pine Bend Landfill located in the City of Inver Grove Heights.
Pheasants Forever (PF) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will cooperate to permanently restore and protect approximately 700 acres as Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in western and southern Minnesota. All lands acquired through this grant proposal will be owned and managed by the Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will cooperate to permanently restore and conserve approximately 800 acres of grassland and 400 acres of wetland as Waterfowl Production Areas in western and southern Minnesota. All lands acquired through this grant proposal will be owned and managed by the Service as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
This program of on-the-ground conservation projects will amplify wildlife and ecological values of forest communities on Minnesota’s public forestlands. Our restoration and enhancement management will treat 7,396 ac at $112/ac.
Our program will increase populations of a variety of game and non-game wildlife species by protecting and enhancing forest habitats on which wildlife depends. This program of on-the-ground forest conservation projects will amplify the wildlife value of forest communities on DNR administered forestlands.
The program will protect 800 acres of new wildlife habitat in the Prairie, Deciduous Transition, and Southeast Bluffland ecological sections of Minnesota through fee title acquisition. Title of all lands acquired will be held by the State and designated as Wildlife Management Area open to hunting, trapping, fishing and compatible outdoor recreation uses.
Funds will be used by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to benefit the less than 1% of remaining prairie lands in the western and southern portions of the state. Specific work includes: 1) conducting a rapid assessment of the status of remaining native prairie sites in the state; 2) accelerating the Minnesota County Biological Survey (MCBS) in the prairie region of the state; 3) providing increased technical assistance to private prairie landowners; 4) accelerating management of public and private prairie lands; 5) monitoring and evaluating prairie condition and associated wildlife; and 6) acquiring approximately 150 acres of prairie natural areas, prairie bank easements, and buffers.
This program will accelerate the restoration and enhancement of approximately 20,500 acres of native prairie vegetation on Wildlife Management Areas, and Scientific and Natural Areas and Native Prairie Bank Easements.
This program will accelerate the restoration and enhancement of approximately 69,000 acres of primarily native prairie vegetation on Wildlife Management Areas, and Scientific and Natural Areas and Native Prairie Bank Easements.
This programmatic partnership between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) will accelerate enhancement, restoration, and protection of shallow lakes and wetlands important to waterfowl.