Accelerate the Waterfowl Production Area Program in Minnesota

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Pheasants Forever
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2009
End Date: 
June 2012
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected: 
Clay, Cottonwood, Douglas, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Otter Tail, Pope, Renville, Traverse, Waseca, Wright
Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subdivision 4(c)
Appropriation Language 

$5,600,000 in fiscal year 2010 is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever or successor to acquire and restore wetland and related upland habitats, in cooperation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. or successor to be managed as waterfowl production areas. A list of proposed acquisitions and a list of proposed projects, describing the types and locations of restorations, 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: 
not reported
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect and Restore 400 acres of wetlands and 800 acres of prairies

Source of Additional Funds: 

Federal Duck stamp dollars, Pheasants Forever in-kind, Ducks Ulimited in-kind and USFWS

Project Overview

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.

Project Details

Project Manager

Pheasants Forever
679 West River Drive
New London