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FY 2016 LSOHC Draft Accomplishment Plans

At the October 7, 2014 council meeting, members recommended funding for 35 programs totalling just under $100 million. Managers completed the below draft accomplishment plans for their programs reflecting the recommended amounts.

FY 2016 Final Appropriation Language and Accomplishment Plans

Subd Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairies
2(a)   DNR WMA and SNA Acquisition, Phase VII Pat Rivers MN DNR $ 4,570,000
2(b) Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Acquisition, Phase VII Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $ 7,452,000
2(c) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Project, Phase VI Neal Feeken The Nature Conservancy $ 4,032,000
2(d) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition, Phase VI Rich Johnson The Nature Conservancy $ 3,430,000
2(e) Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection, Phase IV Jason Garms MN DNR $ 3,740,000
2(f) Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water, Phase V Tabor Hoek MN BWSR $ 4,544,000
2(g) Cannon Rivers Headwaters Habitat Complex, Phase V Danielle Salus Trust for Public Land $ 1,380,000
2(h) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley Eran Sandquist MN Prairie Chicken Society/Pheasants Forever, Inc. $ 1,800,000
2(i) Protecting and Restoring Minnesota's Important Birds Areas Mark Martell Audubon Minnesota $ 1,730,000
2(j) Wild Rice River Corridor Habitat Restoration Kevin Ruud Wild Rice River Watershed District $ 2,270,000
2(k) Accelerated Prairie Restoration and Enhancement on DNR lands, Phase VII Mike Tenney MN DNR Wildlife $ 4,880,000
2(l) Enhanced Public Land - Grasslands, Phase II Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $ 1,120,000

Forests
3(a) Protecting Forest Wildlife Habitat in the Wild Rice River Watershed Lorena Vogt White Earth Nation $ 2,188,000
3(b) Camp Ripley Partnership, Phase V Helen McLennan     Morrison SWCD $ 1,500,000
3(c) Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration, Phase III Richard Biske The Nature Conservancy $ 2,910,000
3(d) Protecting Pinelands Sands Aquifer Forestlands, Phase II Richard Peterson      MN DNR Forestry $ 2,180,000
3(e) Protect Key Forest Lands in Cass County, Phase VI Joshua Stevenson Cass County $ 442,000
3(f) Critical Shoreland Protection Program, Phase III John Brosnan Minnesota Land Trust $ 1,690,000
3(g) Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Partnership Robert McGillivray The Trust for Public Land $ 3,002,000
3(h) Southeast Forest Habitat Enhancement Bryan Lueth MN DNR Wildlife $ 910,000

Wetlands
4(a) Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Acquisition, Phase VII Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $ 7,620,000
4(b) Living Shallow Lakes & Wetland Initiative, Phase V Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $ 9,040,000
4(c) Wild Rice Shoreland Protection Program, Phase IV Dan Stewart MN BWSR $ 1,600,000
4(d) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancement, Phase VII Ricky Lien MN DNR $ 2,130,000

Habitats
5(a) DNR Aquatic Habitat, Phase VII Martin Jennings MN DNR $ 4,540,000
5(b) Metro Big Rivers, Phase VI Deborah Loon Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. $ 2,000,000
5(c) Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement & Restoration, Phase VII John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $ 1,890,000
5(d) Lake Bemidji South Shore Restoration and Enhancement David Hengel City of Bemidji $ 1,650,000
5(e) Sand Hill River Fish Passage Daniel Wilkens Sand Hill River Watershed District $ 990,000
5(f) Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat Restoration Program, Phase IV Carmen Christensen Shell Rock River Watershed District $ 2,414,000
5(g) Lake Nokomis Integrated Habitat Enhancement Adam Arvidson Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $ 444,000

Administration
5(h) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program: Statewide and Metro Habitat, Phase VII Jessica Lee MN DNR $ 8,440,000
6(a) Contract Management Amanda Graeber MN DNR $ 150,000
6(c) Technical Evaluation Panel Wade Johnson MN DNR $ 100,000