Anoka Sand Plain Restoration and Enhancement

Great River Greening

Quick Facts

Recipient: 
Great River Greening
Source: 
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status: 
In Progress
Activity Type: 
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected 
Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Morrison, Sherburne

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

Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2010
End Date: 
June 2015

Project Details by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year(s): 
2011
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).

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$747,000
Other Funds Leveraged: 
$363,000
Direct expenses: 
$710,601
Administration costs: 
$36,399
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
0.99
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 Manager

Wayne
Ostlie
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street, Suite 201
St. Paul
MN
55107
(651) 665-9500