Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council



FY 2014 LSOHC Requests Received

The below funding requests were considered by the council for recommendation to the 2013 legislature. The council received 43 requests totaling over $227 million.



Project Manager



Prairie Acquisition

P A 01

Grasslands for the Future

Kevin Lines

Board of Water and Soil Resources


P A 02

Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program, Phase 5

Joe Pavelko

Pheasants Forever


P A 03

DNR Wildlife Management Area, Scientific and Natural Area and Native Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition, Ph. V

Patrick Rivers

MN Dept of Natural Resources


P A 04

Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project, Phase 4

Neal Feeken

The Nature Conservancy


P A 05

Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water, Phase 3

Matt Holland and
Tabor Hoek

Pheasants Forever and


P A 06

Green Corridor Legacy Program Phase 5

Bradley Cobb

Green Corridor Inc.


P A 07

Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex, Phase 3

Becca Nash

The Trust for Public Land


Prairie Restore / Enhance

P RE 01

DNR Grassland Phase 5

Bill Penning

MN Dept of Natural Resources


Forest Acquisition

F A 01

Minnesota Forests for the Future/State Forests, Phase 4

David Schuller

DNR - Forestry


F A 02

Young Forest Conservation

George Fenwick

American Bird Conservancy


F A 03

The Camp Ripley Partnership: Protecting the Mission and Mighty Mississippi River, Phase 3

Helen McLennan

Morrison SWCD


F A 04

Preventing Forest Fragmentation and Protecting and Restoring Lake and Stream Habitat in the St. Louis River Watershed

Thomas Howes

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa


F A 05

NE MN Sharp-tailed Grouse Habitat Partnerhip, Phase IV

Joe Pavelko

Pheasants Forever


F A 06

Protect (Acquire) Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass County, Phase 4

Joshua Stevenson

Cass County


Forest Restore / Enhance

F RE 01

DNR Accelerated Forest Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Program, Phase 4

Bob Welsh

MN Dept of Natural Resources


F RE 02

MN Moose Habitat Collaborative, Phase 2

Mark Johnson

MN Deer Hunters Association


F RE 03

Defending the St. Croix Riverway From a Bittersweet Onslaught

Monika Chandler

Minnesota Department of Agriculture


Wetland Acquisition

W A 01

The RIM-WRP Partnership: Phase V

Kevin Lines

BWSR with Ducks Unlimited


W A 02

Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program, Phase 5

Joe Pavelko

Pheasants Forever


W A 03

Shallow Lake & Wetland Protection Program - Phase III

Jon Schneider

Ducks Unlimited


W A 04

Wild Rice Shoreland Protection, Phase 2

Dan Steward

Minnesota BWSR


W A 05

McGregor Marsh Wetland Protection

Ray Norrgard, Gary Drotts



W A 06

Wetland Habitat Protection Program

Sarah Strommen

Minnesota Land Trust


Wetland Restore / Enhance

W RE 01

Accelerated Wetland and Shallow Lake Enhancement, Phase 5

Ray Norrgard

MN Dept of Natural Resources


W RE 02

Pelican Lake Enhancement

Ricky Lien



W RE 03

Albert Lea Lake Management and Invasive Species Control Structure

Andy Henschel

Shell Rock River Watershed District


W RE 04

Goose Lake Restoration and Carp Exclusion Project

Andy Henschel

Shell Rock River Watershed District

$ 412,000

Habitat Acquisition

H A 01

DNR Aquatic Habitat Program, Phase 5

Michael Duval

MN Dept of Natural Resources


H A 02

Habitat Protection in Dakota County, Phase 4

Alan Singer

Dakota County


H A 03

Root River Protection and Restoration

Richard Biske

The Nature Conservancy


H A 04

Metro Big Rivers Habitat Phase 4

Deborah Loon

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.


H A 05

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Acquisition of Property Surrounding Lake Tamarack

Peter Moe

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


H A 06

Critical Shoreland Habitat Protection Program: Phase 2

Kris Larson

Minnesota Land Trust


Habitat Restore / Enhance

H RE 01

Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Enhancement in Metropolitan Regional Parks System

Arne Stefferud

Metropolitan Council

$ 6,346,000

H RE 02

Duluth 2012 Flood: Stream Habitat Restoration Program

Kate Kubiak

South St. Louis SWCD

$ 6,023,000

H RE 03

Lower Mississippi River Habitat Partnership, Phase 3

Jim Nissen

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


H RE 04

Lake Zumbro Habitat Restoration Project

Terry Lee

Lake Zumbro Improvement Association


H RE 05

Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement Program, Phase 5

John Lenczewski

Minnesota Trout Unlimited


H RE 06

Developing a National Destination for Trout Angling Cold Water Enthusiasts

Joe Hoffman

City of Preston



O 1

Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program, Phase 5

Sam Fleitman

MN Dept of Natural Resources


O 2

Contract Management

Kristel Lynch

MN Dept of Natural Resources


O 3

Restoration Evaluations Program, Phase 3

Wade Johnson

MN Dept of Natural Resources


O 4

High-Priority Pre-Transaction Service Acceleration for Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council

Larry R. Kramka

MN Dept of Natural Resources


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