The RIM-WRP partnership will expand past efforts and provide important benefits to the citizens of Minnesota by restoring and permanently protecting priority wetlands and associated upland native grassland wildlife habitat via perpetual conservation easements.
The RIM-WRP Partnership will protect and restore 9,657 acres of previously drained wetlands and adjacent native grasslands on 77 conservation easements. It will leverage $20.8 million in federal WRP funds.
This appropriation acquired and protected 222 acres of prairie, wetland, forest and shoreline habitat for fish, game and wildlife along the Rum River and Cedar Creek in the cities of Oak Grove and Andover and will provide additional opportunities for public fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation. With the second appropriation of $1,900,000 in 2010 (ML 2010, Ch. 361, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd.
This appropriation acquired and protected 328 acres of prairie, wetland, forest and shoreline habitat for fish, game and wildlife along the Rum River and Cedar Creek in the cities of Oak Grove and Andover and will provide additional opportunities for public fishing, hunting and wildlife conservation.
This program will acquire fee title land from willing sellers on unprotected shoreline adjacent to shallow lakes of critical importance to ducks and other migratory birds in Murray, Lincoln, and LeSueur , Minnesota.
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.
The purpose of this program is to coordinate the restoration evaluation panel (REP) responsible for annually evaluating a sample of habitat restoration projects completed with Outdoor Heritage Funding and to provide a report on REP to the legislature and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
While protecting natural resources, wildlife, and aquatic habitats this program also promotes publicly owned natural resource infrastructure (e.g. WMA, AMA, etc)which invigorates local and regional economies by providing public access to outdoor recreation systems.
The RIM-WRP Partnership will protect and restore 9,385 acres of previously drained wetlands and adjacent native grasslands on 75 conservation easements. It will leverage $22 million in federal WRP funds.
The Valley Creek Protection Partnership seeks to permanently protect, restore and enhance priority lands within the watershed of Valley Creek, a coldwater fishery that flows directly into the St. Croix River.
Washington County seeks to preserve the ecological integrity of the St. Croix River by completing 3 permanent conservation easements or fee title acquisitions to permanently protect up to 253 acres of critical riparian habitat and over one mile of shoreland. The three projects are located in Denmark Township within the state-managed portion of the St.
This program will acquire and develop 706 acres of new Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) lands for public hunting, trapping and compatible outdoor uses consistent with the Outdoor Recreation Act (M.S. 86A.05, Subd.8).
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.