Green Corridor Legacy Program

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date: 
July 2009
End Date: 
June 2012
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
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Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subdivision 2(b)
Appropriation Language 

$1,617,000 in fiscal year 2010 is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with the Southwest Initiative Foundation or successor to acquire land for purposes allowed under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15, in Redwood County to be added to the state outdoor recreation system as defined in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 86A. A list of proposed fee title acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The commissioner of natural resources must agree to each proposed acquisition. No more than five percent of this appropriation may be spent on professional services directly related to this appropriation's purposes.

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Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protected in Fee 378 acres of Prairies

Source of Additional Funds: 

MDHA acquisition donation

Project Overview

The Green Corridor Legacy Program, Phase 1 protected high quality fish, game and wildlife habitats by developing complexes or corridors of new and/or expanded MN DNR Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and/or Aquatic Management Areas (AMA) in program areas.

The Lamberton WMA acquisition expanded the existing 641 acres complex by 43% of 277 acres for a total of 918 acres. The Whispering Ridge AMA acquisition expanded the existing 183 acres AMA complex by 55% or 101 acres to a total of 184 acres.

Project Details

Project Manager

Southwest Initiative Foundation, Grants Office
15 3rd Avenue NW