Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council



FY 2013 LSOHC Requests Received

The below funding requests were considered by the council for recommendation to the 2012 legislature. The council received 43 requests totaling over $207 million.



Project Manager



Prairie Acquisition

P A 01

Conserving Grasslands and Working Lands for Wildlife

Bill Penning and
Tabor Hoek

MN Dept of Natural Resources /


P A 02

SNA and Native Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition

Margaret (Peggy) Booth

MN Dept of Natural Resources


P A 03

Minnesota Buffers for Water and Wildlife - II

Matt Holland and
Tabor Hoek

Pheasants Forever, DNR and


P A 04

Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project 3

Neal Feeken

The Nature Conservancy


P A 05

Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex, Phase II

Becca Nash

The Trust for Public Land


P A 06

DNR Wildlife Management Area Acquisition

Dennis Simon

MN Dept of Natural Resources


P A 07

Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition

Micheal Pressman and
Alice Hanley

The Nature Conservancy and


P A 08

Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program Phase 4

Joe Pavelko

Pheasants Forever


P A 09

Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program, Phase 4

Joe Pavelko and
Jim Leach

Pheasants Forever and


P A 10

Prairie Chicken Wildlife Habitat Partnership

Greg Hoch

MN Prairie Chicken Society


P A 11

Green Corridor Legacy Program Phase IV

Bradley Cobb

Redwood Area Development Corporation


Prairie Restore / Enhance

P RE 01

DNR Prairie/Grassland Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Bill Penning

MN Dept of Natural Resources


P RE 02

Habitat Restoration/Enhancement in the Anoka Sandplain -Phase 2

Wayne Ostlie

Great River Greening


P RE 03

Mid-Minnesota River Corridor Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Catherine M. Fouchi

MN Dept of Natural Resources


P RE 04

Enhanced Public Land Grasslands

Greg Hoch and
Joe Pavelko

MN Prairie Chicken Society and
Pheasants Forever


Forest Acquisition

F A 01

Protecting Mississippi River Corridor Habitat ACUB Partnership

Helen McLennan

Morrison SWCD, Camp Ripley and BWSR


F A 02

Mississippi River Northwoods Habitat Complex Protection

Susan Schmidt

The Trust for Public Land and Partners


F A 03

Minnesota Forests for the Future Phase 4

Richard Peterson

MN Dept of Natural Resources


F A 04

Root River Watershed Acquisition and Restoration

Hannah Texler

MN Dept of Natural Resources


F A 05

Conservation Easements in the Avon Hills using MMAPLE

Thomas Kroll and John Taylor

Saint Johns Arboretum


F A 06

Northeastern Minnesota Sharp-tailed Grouse Habitat Partnership

Ward Julien

Minnesota Sharp-tailed Grouse Society


F A 07

Protect (Acquire) Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass County

Joshua Stevenson

Cass County


F A 08

Lower Mississippi River Habitat Partnership

Tim Schlagenhaft

MN Dept of Natural Resources


F A 09

Acquisition: State Forest Land

Dave Schueller

MN Dept of Natural Resources


Forest Restore / Enhance

F RE 01

MN DNR Accelerated Forest Wildlife Habitat Program

Cynthia Osmundson

MN Dept of Natural Resources


F RE 02

Minnesota Moose Habitat Collaborative

Mark Johnson

Minnesota Deer Hunters Association


Wetland Acquisition

W A 01

The RIM-WRP Partnership

Kevin J. Lines and
Tim Koehler

BWSR and


W A 02

Columbus Lake Conservation Area

John VonDeLinde

Anoka County - Parks and Recreation


Wetland Restore / Enhance

W RE 01

Living Shallow Lakes & Wetlands Initiative

Jon Schneider

Ducks Unlimited


W RE 02

Wetland and Shallow Lake Enhancement

Ray Norrgard

MN Dept of Natural Resources


W RE 03

Marsh Lake Enhancement

Ray Norrgard

MN Dept of Natural Resources


Habitat Acquisition

H A 01

DNR Aquatic Habitat Program

Michael Duval

MN Dept of Natural Resources


H A 02

Metro Big Rivers Habitat Phase 3

Deborah Loon

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.


H A 03

Riparian and Lakeshore Protection/ Managemment in Dakota County

Alan Singer

Dakota County


Habitat Restore / Enhance

H RE 01

Lower St. Louis River Habitat Restoration

John Lindgren

MN Dept of Natural Resources


H RE 02

Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Habitat Enhancement Program

John Lenczewski

Minnesota Trout Unlimited


H RE 03

Grand Marais Creek Outlet Restoration

Myron Jesme

Red Lake Watershed District


H RE 04

Seven Mile Creek Watershed Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Kevin Ostermann

Nicollet Soil & Water Conservation District


H RE 05

Knife River Habitat Restoration

Craig Wilson

Lake Superior Steelhead Association

$ 400,000

H RE 06

Zequanox as the control for Zebra Mussels

Bonnie Huettl

Douglas County Lakes Association

$ 350,000


X 01

Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Leslie Tannahill

MN Dept of Natural Resources


X 02

Contract Management

Marcia Honold

MN Dept of Natural Resources


X 03

Restoration Evaluations Program

Rachel Hopper

MN Dept of Natural Resources


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