Cold Water River and Stream Restoration, Protection, and Enhancement

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Minnesota Council of Trout Unlimited
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2010
End Date: 
June 2015
Activity Type: 
Counties Affected: 
Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2010, Ch. 361, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(c)
Appropriation Language 

$1,269,000 in fiscal year 2011 is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Trout Unlimited to restore, enhance, and protect cold water river and stream habitats in Minnesota. A list of proposed acquisitions and a list of proposed projects, describing the types and locations of restorations and enhancements, must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The commissioner of natural resources must agree in writing to each proposed acquisition, restoration, and enhancement. All restorations must comply with subdivision 9, paragraph (b).

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
Direct expenses: 
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Restore 15 acres of prairie; Restore and Enhance habitat along 4.4 miles of trout stream, approximately 70.4 acres of riparian corridor

Source of Additional Funds: 

in-kind volunteer, National Fish Habitat Action Plan, Embrace a stream TU National Fuding, Nat Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Farm Bill Program, Lions Club, USFWS

Project Overview

Our program will restore and/or enhance in-stream and riparian fish and wildlife habitat in six coldwater streams located in existing Aquatic Management Areas and one Minnesota State Park. The proposed projects will improve habitat for both game and non-game fish and wildlife species uniquely associated with coldwater trout streams and provide expanded recreational opportunities for Minnesota anglers.

Project Details

Project Manager

Minnesota Council of Trout Unlimited
18776 Twilight Trail
Eden Prairie
(612) 670-1629