Anoka Sand Plain Restoration and Enhancement

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Great River Greening
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2010
End Date: 
June 2015
Activity Type: 
Counties Affected: 
Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Morrison, Sherburne
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2010, Ch. 361, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(f)
Appropriation Language 

$747,000 in fiscal year 2011 is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Great River Greening to restore and enhance habitat on public property in the Anoka Sand Plain in Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Benton, Washington, Morrison, and Sherburne Counties. All restorations must comply with subdivision 9, paragraph (b).

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Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Restore 1652 acres and Enhance 51 acres of Prairie; Restore 216 acres of forest

Source of Additional Funds: 

NFWF via Greening, NWTF, USFWS, NSF via Cedar Creek ESR, Great River Greening, GRG and Isanti County Parks volunteers 

Project Overview

This program will harness the expertise, resources, and connections of a broad community of committed conservation stakeholders to significantly elevate restoration and enhancement of oak savannas (Minnesota’s most critically imperiled habitat), woodlands and forests on public lands across the region. Through funding from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation and an array of other sources (real and in-kind) we will restore and enhance over 1700 acres of oak savanna, prairie, and oak woodland habitat across 11 priority sites.

Project Details

Project Manager

Great River Greening
35 West Water Street, Suite 201
St. Paul
(651) 665-9500