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FY 2023 LSOHC Funding Requests Received

The funding requests below will be considered by the council for recommendation to the 2022 legislature. The council received 50 requests totaling over $314 million.

Proposal Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairie Acquisition
PA 01 Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase XIV Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $13,852,300
PA 02 RIM Grasslands Reserve Phase IV John Voz BWSR $9,000,000
PA 03 Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley - Phase VIII Sabin Adams MN Prairie Chicken Society / Pheasants Forever, Inc. $9,857,000
PA 04 MN Prairie Recovery Program Phase 12 Neal Feeken The Nature Conservancy $10,100,000
PA 05 Enhanced Public Land - Open Landscapes - Phase II Sabin Adams Minnesota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Society/Pheasants Forever, Inc. $4,353,400
PA 06 RIM Buffers for Wildlife and Water - Phase X Dusty Van Thuyne BWSR $10,000,000
PA 07 Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, Phase XIII Ruth Thornton The Nature Conservancy $6,584,100
PA 08 Martin County DNR WMA Phase 6 Doug Hartke Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc. $6,803,600

Prairie Restore / Enhance
PRE 01 DNR Grassland Enhancement - Phase 14 Greg Hoch MN DNR $10,396,700

Forest Acquisition
FA 01 Preventing Forest Fragmentation and Protecting Wildlife Habitat at the Edge of the Boundary Waters Chris Knopf Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness $1,805,000
FA 02 Minnesota Forest Recovery Project: Phase II Jim Manolis The Nature Conservancy $9,579,900
FA 03 2022 Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape ACUB Phase X Shannon Wettstein Morrison SWCD $8,450,000
FA 04 Minnesota Forests for the Future Phase IX Christine Ostern MN DNR $3,919,900
FA 05 Big Woods Protection at Stieg Woods Michael Bauer City of Rogers $1,108,000

Forest Restore / Enhance
FRE 01 DNR Forest Enhancement Phase 2 Greg Hoch MN DNR $4,339,700

Wetland Acquisition
WA 01 Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase XIV Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $11,929,000
WA 02 Wetland Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase 7 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $6,629,000
WA 03 Wild Rice Shoreland Protection - Phase VIII Dan Steward BWSR $2,000,000
WA 04 Shallow Lake & Wetland Protection & Restoration Program - Phase XI Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $9,960,000
WA 05 RIM Wetlands - Restoring the most productive habitat in Minnesota's Prairie Pothole Region John Voz BWSR $10,000,000

Wetland Restore / Enhance
WRE 01 Living Shallow Lake Enhancement & Wetland Restoration Initiative - Phase VIII Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $12,940,000
WRE 02 DNR Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancements Phase 14 Ricky Lien MN DNR $4,102,000

Habitat Acquisition
HA 01 Elm Creek Greenway Corridor Proposed Property Acquisitions Charles Lehn City of Champlin $1,495,000
HA 02 Dakota County Habitat Protection/Restoration Phase VIII Lisa West Dakota County $8,100,000
HA 03 Integrating Habitat and Clean Water Bill Penning BWSR $5,000,000
HA 04 Protecting Coldwater Fisheries on Minnesota's North Shore - Phase 2 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $4,391,000
HA 05 Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration Phase 10 Robert McGillivray The Trust for Public Land $11,680,400
HA 06 Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor Project Phase 7 Tim Terrill Mississippi Headwaters Board $9,591,400
HA 07 Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat Restoration Program - Phase XI Courtney Phillips Shell Rock River Watershed District $3,604,600
HA 08 DNR WMA and SNA Acquisition, Ph. 14 Jay Johnson MN DNR $3,250,000
HA 09 Cannon River Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase 11 Kristi Pursell Clean River Partners (formerly Cannon River Watershed Partnership) $5,563,200
HA 10 Washington County Habitat Protection and Restoration Partnership June Mathiowetz Washington County $6,126,000
HA 11 2022 Metro Big Rivers Phase 12 Deborah Loon MN Valley Trust (Metro Big Rivers) $13,822,400
HA 12 St. Croix Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration Phase 3 Monica Zachay St. Croix River Association $6,658,700
HA 13 Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase VIII Annie Johnson Northern Waters Land Trust $9,166,000
HA 14 Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection & Restoration, Phase 4 Sarah Boser Sauk River Watershed District $8,685,000

Habitat Restore / Enhance
HRE 01 Lime Lake and Lake Sarah Dam Replacements Jean Christoffels Murray County $1,420,400
HRE 02 DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement - Phase 5 Jamison Wendel MN DNR $10,092,300
HRE 03 Klondike Clean Water Retention Project part 2 Dan Money Two Rivers Watershed District $1,350,000
HRE 04 Buffalo River Watershed Stream Habitat Program - Phase 2 Kristine Altrichter Buffalo-Red River Watershed District $4,951,000
HRE 05 DNR St. Louis River Restoration Initiative Ph. 9 Melissa Sjolund MN DNR $6,990,000
HRE 06 East Lake Habitat Improvement Plan McKenzie Cafferty City of Lakeville $480,000
HRE 07 DNR Fish Passage Enhancement through Targeted Culvert Replacement - Phase 1 Jamison Wendel MN DNR $1,605,300
HRE 08 Restoring and Enhancing Minnesota's Important Bird Areas, Phase 3 Alexandra Wardwell Audubon Minnesota $3,392,800
HRE 09 Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation-Phase VII Tony Cuneo (ZG) and Kevin J. Bovee (LSSA) Zeitgeist (ZG) and Lake Superior Steelhead Association (LSSA) $990,000
HRE 10 Enhancing Metro and North Shore Trout Stream Habitats John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $1,990,000
HRE 11 Daylighting Phalen Creek Samuel Wegner Lower Phalen Creek Project $6,338,000

O1 Restoration Evaluations - ML 2022 Wade Johnson MN DNR $200,000
O2 Contract Management 2022 Katherine Sherman-Hoehn MN DNR $300,000
CPL Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program Ph. 14: Statewide and Metro Habitat Kathy Varble MN DNR $9,450,000