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FY 2025 LSOHC Draft Accomplishment Plans

At the December 7, 2023 council meeting, members recommended funding for 50 programs totaling $180,711,000. Below, managers have completed DRAFT accomplishment plans for their programs reflecting the recommended amounts. These plans have not been approved by the council, nor have the recommended amounts been appropriated by the legislature.

Subd/Proposal Title Project Manager Organization Recommended Amount

Prairie Acquisition
2a/PA01 Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, Phase XIV Chris McGrath The Nature Conservancy $4,412,000
2b/PA02 Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase XVI Sabin Adams Pheasants Forever, Inc. $5,315,000
2c/PA03 Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley - Phase X Sabin Adams MN Prairie Chicken Society / Pheasants Forever, Inc. $3,794,000
2d/PA04 Martin County WMA Acquisiton Phase 8 Doug Hartke Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc. $2,589,000

Prairie Restore / Enhance
2e/PRE01 DNR Grassland Enhancement - Phase 16 Greg Hoch MN DNR $1,427,000
2f/PRE02 Enhanced Public Land - Grasslands - Phase VII Alexander Nelson Pheasants Forever, Inc. $1,902,000

Forest Acquisition
3a/FA01 Minnesota Heritage Forest - Transition to Public Ownership Program Christine Ostern MN DNR $22,647,000
3b/FA02 Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape ACUB Protection Program - Phase 12 Shannon Wettstein Morrison SWCD $2,068,000
3c/FA03 Riparian Habitat Protection in the Kettle and Snake River Watersheds Paul Swanson Pine County Soil and Water Conservation District $1,569,000

Forest Restore / Enhance
3d/FRE01 DNR Forest Enhancement and Restoration-Phase 4 Ted Dick MN DNR $1,727,000
3e/FRE02 Young Forest Conservation Phase IV Peter Dieser American Bird Conservancy $2,229,000
3f/FRE03 Floodplain and Upland Forest Enhancement - Mississippi River, Phase 5 Jeffrey Butler / Dale Gentry Audubon Minnesota $1,924,000

Wetland Acquisition
4a/WA01 Wild Rice Shoreland Protection Phase IX Bill Penning MN BWSR $2,042,000
4b/WA02 Shallow Lake & Wetland Protection & Restoration Program - Phase XIII Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited, Inc. $7,670,000
4c/WA03 RIM Wetlands - Restoring the most productive habitat in Minnesota John Voz MN BWSR $3,202,000
4d/WA04 Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase XVI Sabin Adams Pheasants Forever, Inc. $7,020,000

Wetland Restore / Enhance
4e/WRE01 DNR Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancements - Phase 16 Ricky Lien MN DNR $3,809,000
4f/WRE02 Nelson Slough - East Park WMA Morteza Maher Middle-Snake-Tamarac Rivers Watershed District $4,174,000
4g/WRE03 Wetland Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase 9 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $2,128,000
4h/WRE04 Living Shallow Lakes and Wetlands Enhancement & Restoration Initiative - Phase X John Lindstrom Ducks Unlimited, Inc. $7,867,000
4i/WRE05 Lake Alice - Fergus Falls Klara Beck City of Fergus Falls $500,000

Habitat Acquisition
5a/HA01 St. Croix Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration Phase 5 Katie Sickmann Wild Rivers Conservancy of the St. Croix & Namekagon $4,711,000
5b/HA02 Pine and Leech Watershed Phase III Targeted RIM Easement Permeant Land Protection Melissa Barrick Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District $2,242,000
5c/HA03 Protecting Minnesota's Lakes of Outstanding Biological Significance - Phase 3 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $3,321,000
5d/HA04 Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat Restoration Program - Phase XIII Courtney Phillips Shell Rock River Watershed District $2,060,000
5e/HA05 Cannon River Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase 13 Jennifer Tonko Clean River Partners $2,555,000
5f/HA07 Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor Project Phase 8 Tim Terrill Mississippi Headwaters Board $2,706,000
5g/HA08 Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase X Annie Knight Northern Waters Land Trust $2,687,000
5h/HA10 Red River Basin Riparian Habitat Program - Phase I Robert L. Sip Red River Watershed Management Board $5,119,000
5i/HA11 Resilient Habitat for Heritage Brook Trout - Phase 2 John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $2,486,000
5j/HA12 Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration Phase 12 David Ruff The Nature Conservancy $3,052,000
5k/HA13 Lower Wild Rice River Corridor Habitat Restoration - Phase IV Tara Jensen Wild Rice Watershed District $2,345,000
5l/HA14 DNR WMA and SNA Acquisition, Phase XVI Jeff Tillma MN DNR $1,359,000
5m/HA15 Accelerating Habitat Conservation in Southwest Minnesota - Phase 3 Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $2,872,000
5n/HA16 Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection & Restoration, Phase 5 Steve Zeece III Sauk River Watershed District $3,965,000
5o/HA17 Metro Big Rivers Phase 14 Deborah Loon MN Valley Trust (Metro Big Rivers) $8,123,000

Habitat Restore / Enhance
5p/HRE01 Anoka Sand Plain Habitat Conservation - Phase 9 Wiley Buck Great River Greening $1,802,000
5q/HRE02 DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement - Phase 7 Jamison Wendel MN DNR $4,206,000
5r/HRE03 Minnesota Statewide Trout Habitat Enhancement John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $2,308,000
5s/HRE04 Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation-PH VII Kevin J. Bovee / Andy Hubley Lake Superior Steelhead Association (LSSA) / Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) $1,572,000
5t/HRE05 St. Louis River Restoration Initiative – Phase 11 Melissa Sjolund MN DNR $2,163,000
5u/HRE07 Roseau Lake Rehabilitation: Phase II Tracy Halstensgard Roseau River Watershed District $3,054,000
5v/HRE08 Highbanks Ravine Bat Hibernaculum Lisa Vollbrecht City of St. Cloud $2,300,000
5w/HRE09 Owámniyomni Native Landscape & River Restoration (St. Anthony Falls) Kjersti Duval Friends of the Falls $1,918,000
5x/HRE10 Silver Lake Dam Fish Passage Modification Matt Crawford City of Rochester - Public Works Department $2,368,000
5y/HRE11 Little Devil Track River Restoration Robert Hass Cook County $3,000,000

6a/O1 Contract Management Katherine Sherman-Hoehn MN DNR $350,000
6b/O2 Restoration Evaluations - ML 2024 Wade Johnson MN DNR $160,000
6c/O3 DNR Core Functions in Partner-led OHF Land Acquisitions Jennifer Olson MN DNR $892,000
5z/CPL Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program Ph. 16 Statewide and Metro Habitat David Stein MN DNR $15,000,000