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FY 2015 LSOHC Draft Accomplishment Plans

At the September 20, 2013 council meeting, members recommended funding for 38 programs totalling $102 million. Managers completed the below draft accomplishment plans reflecting the recommended amounts.

FY 2015 Final Appropriation Language and Accomplishment Plans

Subd Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairies
2(a) DNR WMA and SNA Acquisition --Phase VI (Vermillion) Pat Rivers DNR $8,145,000
2(b) Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase VI Joe Pavelko Pheasants Forever $10,350,000
2(c) Prairie Recovery Project --Phase V Neal Feeken The Nature Conservancy $3,940,000
2(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition --Phase V Rich Johnson The Nature Conservancy $2,450,000
2(e) Accelerated protection of grassland and prairie habitat with (RIM) and (NPB) easements Jason Garms DNR and BWSR $5,450,000
2(f) Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water --Phase IV Tabor Hoek BWSR $2,200,000
2(g) Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex Phase IV Bob McGillvray Trust for Public Land $1,430,000
2(h) DNR Grassland Phase 6 Mike Tenney MN DNR $1,530,000
2(i) Anoka Sandplain Habitat Restoration and Enhancement -- Phase III Wayne Ostlie Great River Greening $1,190,000
2(j) Crow-Hassan Prairie Complex Restoration and Enhancement John Moriarity Three Rivers Park District $370,000
2(k) Praire and Oak Savanna Restoration along Mississippi and Rum Rivers Tim Sevick Anoka County $380,000

Forests
3(a) 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 $2,800,000
3(b) Northeastern Minnesota Sharp-tailed Grouse Habitat Partnership --Phase V Ward Julien MN Sharp-tailed Grouse Society $3,150,000
3(c) Protecting Pinelands Sands Aquifer Forest Lands Richard Peterson DNR $1,050,000
3(d) Protect (Acquire) Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass County, Phase 5 Joshua Stevenson Cass County $880,000
3(e) State Forest Acquisitions Phase II Dave Schuller DNR $950,000
3(f) Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration -- Phase II Richard Biske The Nature Conservancy $5,770,000
3(g) Camp Ripley Partnership - Phase IV Helen McLennan Morrison County SWCD $1,200,000
3(h) Floodplain Forest Enhancement - Mississippi River Tim Schlagenhaft Audubon Society $300,000

Wetlands
4(a) The RIM-WRP Partnership: Phase 6 Tim Koehler BWSR $9,710,000
4(b) Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase VI Joe Pavelko Pheasants Forever $7,280,000
4(c) Living Shallow Lakes & Wetlands Initiative -- Phase IV Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $4,910,000
4(d) Wild Rice Shoreland Protection Phase III Dan Stewart BWSR $1,060,000
4(e) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancement -- Phase VI Ricky Lien DNR $1,050,000

Habitats
5(a) DNR Aquatic Habitat Program, Phase 6 Brian Nerbonne MN DNR $2,560,000
H A 03 Vermillion River WMA Acquisition - combined with PA-01 Pat Rivers MN DNR $ 0
5(b) Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes Paula West Leech Lake Watershed Foundation $2,130,000
5(c) Habitat Protection/Restoration in Dakota County --Phase V Al Singer Dakota County $1,190,000
5(d) Metro Big Rivers Habitat Phase 4 Deborah Loon Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. $2,650,000
5(e) Mustinka River Fish and Wildlife Habitat Corridor Rehabilitation Joe Roeschlein Bois de Sioux Watershed District $2,440,000
5(f) Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement & Restoration --Phase VI John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $ 1,900,000
5(g) St. Louis River Restoration Initiative --Phase II John Lindgren MN DNR $ 2,290,000
5(h) Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation -- Phase II Scott Kuiti Lake Superior Steelhead Assoc. $1,410,000
5(i) Restoration and Enhancement of Washington County Public Lands Peter Mott Washington County $430,000
5(j) Wirth Park Enhancements Jennifer Ringold Minneapolis Park Board $600,000
5(k) Evaluate Effectiveness of AIS Prevention Strategies Don Hickman Initiative Foundation $4,040,000
5(l) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program, Phase 5 Jessica Lee MN Dept of Natural Resources $4,550,000
5(m) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program Metro Grant Program Jessica Lee MN Dept of Natural Resources $4,000,000

Administration
6(a) Contract Management Amanda Graeber MN Dept of Natural Resources $150,000
6(c ) Technical Evaluation Panel, Phase 4 Wade Johnson MN Dept of Natural Resources $100,000
6(d) High Priority Transaction Service Acceleration for LSOHC Susan Damon MN Dept of Natural Resources $50,000