Helliksen Prairie WPA Acquisition
A project of: Outdoor Heritage Conservation Partners Grant Program - FY 2010
Minnesota Waterfowl Association
This grant will purchase a 156 acre tract adjacent to the WPA. This land is currently in tax forfeit and scheduled to be auctioned by the county. The wetlands on these acres are permanently protected as wetland mitigation acres. However, the surrounding uplands are not protected. If purchased for agricultural production the uplands can be disced and planted to rowcrops. If not purchased quickly, the county will be forced to place the land back into public auction and it would undoubtedly purchased for rowcrop production. The USFWS has approved this project.