Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council



". . . restore, protect, and enhance Minnesota's wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife. . . "

The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was established by the legislature with the responsibility of providing annual funding recommendations to the legislature from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. The Outdoor Heritage Fund, one of four funds created by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, receives one-third of the money raised by the tax increase.

The council ensures recommendations that are consistent with the Constitution and state law and that take into consideration the outcomes of, but not limited to, the Minnesota Conservation and Preservation Plan, that directly relate to the restoration, protection, and enhancement of wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife, and that prevent forest fragmentation, encourage forest consolidation, and expand restored native prairie.

Your Legacy at Work: Map of Completed Projects

ML2016/FY2017 Call for Funding Request

Statutory Authority for the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (MS 97A.056)

Constitutional Amendment - Article XI

Council Operating Procedures

Council Resource Documents

Outdoor Heritage Fund 25-year Framework


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Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council   ·  95 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155   ·  lsohc@lsohc.leg.mn