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FY 2024 LSOHC Funding Requests Received

The funding requests below will be considered by the council for recommendation to the 2023 legislature. The council received 54 requests totaling over $361 million.

Proposal Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairie Acquisition
PA 01 MN Prairie Recovery Program Phase 13 Neal Feeken The Nature Conservancy $8,322,300
PA 02 Martin County DNR WMA Phase 7 Doug Hartke Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc $8,730,100
PA 03 RIM Grassland Reserve Phase V John Voz MN BWSR $5,000,000
PA 04 Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley - Phase IX Sabin Adams MN Prairie Chicken Society / Pheasants Forever, Inc. $10,033,300
PA 05 Working Lands for Habitat Bill Penning MN BWSR $6,000,000
PA 06 Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase XV Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $13,880,500

Prairie Restore / Enhance
PRE 01 Accelerating the USFWS Habitat Conservation Easement Program - Phase IV Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $10,440,000
PRE 02 DNR Grassland Enhancement Phase 15 Greg Hoch MN DNR $8,187,900
PRE 03 Enhanced Public Land - Grasslands - Phase VI Alexander Nelson Pheasants Forever, Inc. $4,438,300

Forest Acquisition
FA 01 Hardwood Hills Habitat Conservation Program Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $4,203,000
FA 02 Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape ACUB Protection Program Phase XI Shannon Wettstein Morrison SWCD $5,500,000
FA 03 Protection/Enhancement of Public Land Forest Habitats Through Strategic Acquisition of Private Land Inholdings Scott Johnson Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society $2,785,000

Forest Restore / Enhance
FRE 01 DNR Forest Enhancement Phase III Ted Dick MN DNR $3,869,700

Wetland Acquisition
WA 01 2023 Southeast Wetland Restoration, Land Acquisition, Phase 2 Michael McCarty City of Mankato $1,510,500
WA 02 RIM Wetlands - Restoring the most productive habitat in Minnesota John Voz MN BWSR $10,000,000
WA 03 Shallow Lake & Wetland Protection & Restoration Program - Phase XII Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $13,980,000
WA 04 Wetland Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase 8 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $7,360,000
WA 05 Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase XV Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc $11,931,000

Wetland Restore / Enhance
WRE 01 Wetland Enhancement in the Big Woods Craig Hensel Scott-Le Sueur Waterfowlers $900,000
WRE 02 Living Shallow Lakes & Wetlands Enhancement & Restoration Initiative - Phase IX John Lindstrom Ducks Unlimited $13,700,000
WRE 03 Voyageurs National Park Wetland Restoration Project, Phase 3 Steve Windels Voyageurs National Park $1,640,000
WRE 04 Shallow Lake Enhancements in Grant County Tracey Von Bargen Grant County $2,631,000
WRE 05 Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancements Phase 15 Ricky Lien MN DNR $12,428,000
WRE 06 Nelson Slough/JD#19 Morteza Maher Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District $6,192,000

Habitat Acquisition
HA 01 Hennepin County Habitat Conservation Program - Phase 3 Kristine Maurer Hennepin County $12,276,600
HA 02 Anoka Sand Plain Habitat Conservation - Phase 8 Wiley Buck Great River Greening $8,921,300
HA 03 Accelerating Habitat Conservation in Southwest Minnesota - Phase 2 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $6,541,000
HA 04 Bone Lake South Wetland Acquisition & Restoration Mike Kinney Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District $4,475,000
HA 05 Buffalo-Red River Watershed District Stream Habitat Program – Phase 3 Kristine Altrichter Buffalo-Red River Watershed District $9,428,000
HA 06 Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration Phase 11 David Ruff The Nature Conservancy $8,181,700
HA 07 Protecting Minnesota's Lakes of Outstanding Biological Significance - Phase 2 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $9,225,000
HA 08 Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase IX Annie Knight Northern Waters Land Trust $10,656,000
HA 09 DNR WMA & SNA Acquisition - Phase 15 Jeff Tillma MN DNR $5,888,000
HA 10 DNR Trout Stream Conservation Easements - Phase 3 Rick Walsh MN DNR $1,360,000
HA 11 Metro Big Rivers Phase 13 Deborah Loon MN Valley Trust (Metro Big Rivers) $20,303,900
HA 12 St. Croix Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration Phase 4 Katie Sickmann Wild Rivers Conservancy $16,153,300
HA 13 Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat Restoration Program Phase XII Courtney Phillips Shell Rock River Watershed District $4,641,900
HA 14 Integrating Habitat and Clean Water Phase 2 Bill Penning MN BWSR $10,000,000
HA 15 Cannon River Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase 12 Alan Kraus Clean River Partners (formerly Cannon River Watershed Partnership) $6,519,100

Habitat Restore / Enhance
HRE 01 Southeast & Metro Trout Stream Habitat Enhancement John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $2,913,000
HRE 02 Lake Nokomis Shoreline Enhancements for Turtles and Pollinators, Phase 2 Adam Arvidson Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $1,300,000
HRE 03 Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation Project-Phase VII Kevin J. Bovee Lake Superior Steelhead Association $2,941,000
HRE 04 Upper Sioux Community Habitat Restoration Phase I Amanda Wold Upper Sioux Community $1,100,000
HRE 05 Seidls Lake Park Habitat Restoration Project Sue Polka City of South St. Paul $637,000
HRE 06 Buckingham Creek Brook Trout Restoration Project Kate Kubiak City of Duluth $800,000
HRE 07 Rum River Corridor Fish and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement - Phase 2 Chris Lord Anoka Conservation District $3,500,000
HRE 08 Restoring and Enhancing Minnesota's Important Bird Areas in the St. Croix River Valley Dale Gentry Audubon Minnesota $1,613,600
HRE 09 DNR St. Louis River Restoration Initiative – Phase 10 Melissa Sjolund MN DNR $5,650,000
HRE 10 DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement - Phase 6 Jamison Wendel MN DNR $13,226,400

O1 DNR Roving Crew Phase 2 Greg Hoch MN DNR $8,732,900
O2 Core Functions in Partner-led OHF Land Acquisitions Jennifer Olson MN DNR $674,300
O3 Contract Management Katherine Sherman-Hoehn MN DNR $336,000
O4 Restoration Evaluations - ML 2023 Wade Johnson MN DNR $200,000
CPL Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program Ph. 15 Statewide and Metro Habitat Kathy Varble MN DNR $9,500,000