Protect Key Industrial Forest Land Tracts in Central Minnesota

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
Outdoor Heritage Fund
Cass County
Recipient Type: 
Local/Regional Government
Start Date: 
July 2010
End Date: 
June 2013
Activity Type: 
Land Acquisition
Counties Affected: 
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
ML 2010, Ch. 361, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 3(b)
Appropriation Language 

$594,000 in fiscal year 2011 is to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Cass County to acquire lands that assist with gaining access for restoration and enhancement purposes to existing public land tracts. A list of proposed acquisitions must be provided as part of the required accomplishment plan.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
Other Funds Leveraged: 
Direct expenses: 
Measurable Outcome(s) 

Protected 400 acres of primarily forested land and 0.56 miles of shoreline.

Source of Additional Funds: 

County Personnel and Professional Services

Project Overview

This project protected and restored 400 acres of forest and wetland wildlife habitat in central Minnesota (Cass County) through fee title acquisitions of forest tracts. Title of lands acquired are held by Cass County in fee. The outcomes include protection of 0.56 miles of shoreland by maintaining forest covertype, prevention of parcelization and forest fragmentation, and access to landlocked public property.

Project Details

Project Manager

Cass County
218 East Washburn Avenue
(218) 947-7501