Prairie Heritage Fund - Acquisition and Restoration

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Pheasants Forever
Recipient Type: 
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2010
End Date: 
June 2015
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition, Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected: 
Benton, Chippewa, Dakota, Goodhue, Lincoln, McLeod, Meeker, Mower, Pipestone, Redwood, Watonwan
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2010, Ch. 361, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 2(c)
Appropriation Language 

$3,015,000 in fiscal year 2011 is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire and restore land to be added to the state wildlife management area system. A list of proposed fee title acquisitions and a list of proposed restoration projects, describing the types and locations of restorations, must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan. The commissioner of natural resources must agree in writing to each proposed acquisition. All restorations must comply with subdivision 9, paragraph(b).

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
Direct expenses: 
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
not reported
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protect 900 acres of prairies

Source of Additional Funds: 


Project Overview

Pheasants Forever and partners including the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will protect 900 acres of priority prairie grassland, wetland habitat, and native remnant prairie (if available) as state wildlife management areas (WMA). In addition, acquired lands will be restored and/or enhanced to prairie and/or wetland habitat. Once complete, these WMAs will provide quality grassland/wetland habitat complexes that will benefit a myriad of game and non-game species and will provide public recreational opportunities for the citizens of Minnesota.

Project Details

Project Manager

Pheasants Forever
679 West River Drive
New London
(320) 354-4377