Accelerate the Waterfowl Production Area Program in Minnesota

Pheasants Forever

Quick Facts

Recipient: 
Pheasants Forever
Source: 
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status: 
In Progress
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected 
Clay, Cottonwood, Douglas, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Otter Tail, Pope, Renville, Traverse, Waseca, Wright

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

Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2009
End Date: 
June 2012

Project Details by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year(s): 
2010
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: 
$5,600,000
Other Funds Leveraged: 
$5,320,000
Direct expenses: 
$5,600,000
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 Manager

Matt
Holland
Pheasants Forever
679 West River Drive
New London
MN
56273
320-354-4377