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FY 2022 LSOHC Funding Requests Received

The funding requests below will be considered by the council for recommendation to the 2021 legislature. The council received 52 requests totaling over $320 million.

Proposal Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairie Acquisition
P A 01 DNR WMA and SNA Acquisition, Phase XIII Jay Johnson MN DNR $4,500,000
P A 02 Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase XIII Sabin Adams Pheasants Forever, Inc. $13,876,100
P A 03 MN Prairie Recovery Project - Phase 11 Neal Feeken The Nature Conservancy $6,627,700
P A 04 Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge - Phase XII Ruth Thornton The Nature Conservancy $8,129,800
P A 05 Cannon River Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase 10 Kristi Pursell Cannon River Watershed Partnership;
Trust for Public Land & Great River Greening
P A 06 Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection-Phase VIII Judy Schulte MN DNR $1,500,000
P A 07 RIM Buffers for Wildlife and Water - Phase IX Sharon Doucette BWSR $10,000,000
P A 08 Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley - Phase VII Sabin Adams MN Prairie Chicken Society / Pheasants Forever, Inc. $9,995,600
P A 09 Accelerating the USFWS Habitat Conservation Easement Program - Phase III Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever $9,996,000
P A 10 Martin County WMA Acquisition Phase 5 Doug Hardke Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc. & The Conservation Fund $9,335,600
P A 11 RIM Grassland Reserve - Phase III John Voz BWSR $8,000,000

Prairie Restore / Enhance
P RE 01a DNR Grassland Phase XIII - with Roving Crew Greg Hoch MN DNR $11,109,100
P RE 01b DNR Grassland Phase XIII Greg Hoch MN DNR $7,104,000
P RE 02 Enhanced Public Land – Grasslands - Phase V Alexander Nelson Pheasants Forever, Inc. $3,915,500
P RE 03 Anoka Sand Plain Habitat Conservation - Phase 7 Wiley Buck Anoka County Conservation District; Great River Greening; National Wild Turkey Federation; Minnesota Land Trust & The Nature Conservancy $5,838,200

Forest Acquisition
F A 01 Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration, Phase 9 Rich Biske The Nature Conservancy; Trust for Public Land & Minnesota Land Trust $11,353,900
F A 02 Minnesota Forests for the Future Phase 8 Christine Ostern MN DNR $8,417,600
F A 03 Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape ACUB, Phase IX Shannon Wettstein Morrison County SWCD $3,000,000

Forest Restore / Enhance
F RE 01 DNR Forest Enhancement Greg Hoch MN DNR $3,739,300
F RE 02 Floodplain Forest Enhancement, Phase 4 Andrew Beebe Audubon Minnesota $3,506,200
F RE 03 Moose Habitat Collaborative, Phase IV - NE MN Forest Habitat Enhancement Brent Rudolph Ruffed Grouse Society $5,624,000

Wetland Acquisition
W A 01 Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase XIII Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $11,933,500
W A 02 Shallow Lake & Wetland Protection & Restoration Program - Phase X Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $9,980,000
W A 03 RIM Wetlands - Phase X Sharon Doucette BWSR $10,000,000
W A 04 Wetland Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase 6 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $6,698,000
W A 05 Wild Rice Shoreland Protection - Phase VII Dan Steward BWSR $2,000,000

Wetland Restore / Enhance
W RE 01a Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancements Phase 13 (with Roving Habitat Crew) Ricky Lien MN DNR $5,360,000
W RE 01b Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancements Phase 13 (without Roving Habitat Crew) Ricky Lien MN DNR $4,256,000
W RE 02 Living Shallow Lake Enhancement & Wetland Restoration Initiative - Phase VII Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $6,930,000

Habitat Acquisition
H A 01 St. Croix Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration Phase 2 Monica Zachay St. Croix River Association; Minnesota Land Trust & The Trust for Public Land $8,295,000
H A 02 Metro Big Rivers - Phase 11 Deborah Loon MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust (Metro Big Rivers); Minnesota Land Trust, The Trust for Public Land; Great River Greening & Friends of the Mississippi River $13,273,500
H A 03 Lower Otter Tail River Corridor Habitat Restoration - Request 1 Kathy Fenger Buffalo Red River Watershed District (BRRWD) & BWSR $4,500,000
H A 04 Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase VII Kathy DonCarlos Northern Waters Land Trust & Minnesota Land Trust $7,942,600
H A 05 Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor Project-Phase 5 Tim Terrill Mississippi Headwaters Board; The Trust for Public Land & BWSR $6,912,100
H A 06 Protecting Minnesota's Lakes of Outstanding Biological Significance Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $5,001,000
H A 07 Riparian Habitat Protection in the Kettle and Snake River Watersheds Jill Carlier Pine County Soil and Water Conservation District & BWSR $3,000,000
H A 08 MNDNR Trout Stream Conservation Easements Martin Jennings MN DNR $1,201,000
H A 09 Targeted RIM Easement and Acquisition to the Parcel Level Pine and Leech Watersheds Phase II Melissa Barrick Crow Wing SWCD & BWSR $3,864,000
H A 10 Urban Woods and Prairies Initiative Moorhead, MN Land Acquisition Marshall Johnson National Audubon Society DBA Audubon Dakota $773,100

Habitat Restore / Enhance
H RE 01 Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement and Restoration, Phase 13 John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $3,035,000
H RE 02 DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement - Phase 4 Jamison Wendel MN DNR $6,489,600
H RE 03 St. Louis River Restoration Initiative - Phase 8 Melissa Sjolund MN DNR $6,250,000
H RE 04 Shell Rock River Habitat Restoration Program - Phase X Courtney Phillips Shell Rock River Watershed District $3,588,900
H RE 05 Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation-Phase VI Kevin Bovee Zeitgeist (ZG) and Lake Superior Steelhead Association (LSSA) $950,000
H RE 06 Southeast Wetland Restoration, Phase 2 Michael McCarty City of Mankato $2,494,200
H RE 07 Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection & Restoration, Phase 3 Sarah Boser Sauk River Watershed District; Minnsota Land Trust & Pheasants Forever $8,879,800
H RE 08 Klondike Clean Water Retention Project - Phase 1 Dan Money Two Rivers Watershed District $3,250,100
H RE 09 Targeted Culvert Replacement to Enhance Fish Passage Jamison Wendel MN DNR $2,720,000

O 1 DNR Roving Crews Greg Hoch MN DNR $9,064,000
O 2 Contract Management 2021 Katherine Sherman-Hoehn MN DNR $210,000
O 3 Restoration Evaluations - ML 2021 Wade Johnson MN DNR $150,000
CPL Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program Phase 13: Statewide and Metro Habitat Kathy Varble MN DNR $10,450,000