Minnesota Forests for the Future, Phase 3

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Recipient Type: 
State Government
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
End Date: 
June 2014
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected: 
Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 3(a)
Appropriation Language 

$5,409,000 the first year is to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire forest and wetland habitat through working forest easements and fee acquisition under the Minnesota forests for the future program pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 84.66. A conservation easement acquired with money appropriated under this paragraph must comply with subdivision 13. A list of proposed land acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The accomplishment plan must include an easement monitoring and enforcement plan. Up to $150,000 is for establishing a monitoring and enforcement fund as approved in the accomplishment plan and subject to subdivision 15. An annual financial report is required for any monitoring and enforcement fund established, including expenditures from the fund.

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

Protect in easement 30,700 acres of Forests

Source of Additional Funds: 

TNC, State Bonding

Project Overview

This program will protect approximately 30,700 acres of forest and wetland habitat through working forest easements; acquire public recreational and forest management access; and ensure sustainable forestry.

Project Details

Accomplishment Plan: http://www.lsohc.leg.mn/FY2012/accomp_plan/3a.pdf

Project Manager

1810-30th St. NW
507-333-2012 x222