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FY 2017 LSOHC Funding Requests Received

The below funding requests were considered by the council for recommendation to the 2016 legislature. The council received 45 requests totaling over $295 million.

Proposal Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairie Acquisition
P A 01 DNR WMA and SNA Acquisition, Phase VIII Pat Rivers DNR $9,118,000
P A 02 Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase VIII Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever $19,272,000
P A 03 Martin County/Fox Lake DNR WMA Acquisition Doug Hartke Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc. $3,372,500
P A 04 Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition, Phase VII Rich Johnson The Nature Conservancy $7,000,000
P A 05 Cannon River Watershed Habitat Complex Phase VI Robert McGillivray Trust for Public Land $1,050,000
P A 06 Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection Phase II Judy Schulte DNR $9,090,000
P A 07 Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water --Phase VI Tabor Hoek BWSR $15,000,000
P A 08 Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley Phase II Eran Sandquist MN Prairie Chicken Society / Pheasants Forever, Inc. $7,885,100
P A 09 Lower Wild Rice River Corridor Habitat Restoration - Phase II Kevin Ruud Wild Rice River Watershed District $4,150,000
P A 10 Grasslands Conservation Partnership Steve Hobbs The Conservation Fund $6,848,500

Prairie Restore / Enhance
P RE 01 DNR Grassland - Phase VIII Greg Hoch MN DNR $9,107,100
P RE 02 Anoka Sand Plain Habitat Conservation - Phase IV Wayne Ostlie Great River Greening $3,346,500

Forest Acquisition
F A 01 Young Forest Conservation Phase II George Fenwick American Bird Conservancy $3,834,300
F A 02 Jack Pine Forest/Crow Wing River Watershed Habitat Acquisition Craig Engwall MN Deer Hunters Association $18,940,000
F A 03 Camp Ripley ACUB Phase VI Helen McLennan Morrison SWCD $3,000,000
F A 04 Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration Phase IV Richard Biske The Nature Conservancy $9,517,700
F A 05 Minnesota Forests for the Future Phase IV Richard F. Peterson MN DNR Forestry $8,486,000
F A 06 Protect (Acquire) Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass County Phase VII Joshua Stevenson Cass County $1,319,500
F A 07 State Forest Acquisitions Phase III Robert Milne DNR - Forestry $4,648,000
F A 08 Forest Habitat Protection Revolving Account Richard F. Peterson MN DNR Forestry $2,633,000
F A 09 Protecting Forest Wildlife Habitat in the Wild Rice River Watershed Lorena Vogt White Earth Nation $2,188,000

Forest Restore / Enhance
F RE 01 Floodplain Forest Enhancement - Mississippi River, Phase II Tim Schlagenhaft Audubon Minnesota $663,000

Wetland Acquisition
W A 01 Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase VIII Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever $19,309,100
W A 02 Shallow Lake & Wetland Protection Program - Phase V Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $14,700,000
W A 03 RIM Wetlands: Phase VII Dave Rickert BWSR $25,000,000
W A 04 Wetland Habitat Protection Program: Phase II Kris Larson Minnesota Land Trust $2,563,000

Wetland Restore / Enhance
W RE 01 Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancement, Phase VIII Ricky Lien DNR $5,515,000
W RE 02 Marsh Lake Phase II Ricky Lien MN DNR Div. Fish and Wildlife $2,000,000

Habitat Acquisition
H A 01 MNDNR Aquatic Habitat Protection Phase VIII Martin Jennings MN DNR $6,444,700
H A 02 Metro Big Rivers Habitat Phase VII Deborah Loon Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. (Metro Big Rivers) $6,485,900
H A 03 Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor Project Tim Terrill Mississippi Headwaters Board $9,000,000
H A 04 Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes: Phase II Lindsey Ketchel Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation $2,948,200
H A 05 Restoring Duluth's Cold Water Streams Kathy Bergen City of Duluth $1,077,500

Habitat Restore / Enhance
H RE 01 Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement, Phase VIII John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $ 3,000,000
H RE 02 DNR Stream Habitat Brian Nerbonne MN DNR $6,095,000
H RE 03 St. Louis River Restoration Initiative Phase III John Lindgren MN DNR $5,242,000
H RE 04 Sand Hill River Fish Passage Restoration & Habitat Enhancement - Phase II Daniel Wilkens Sand Hill River Watershed District $ 1,451,900
H RE 05 Root River Restoration Chad Erickson Root River Restoration and Preservation $1,058,000
H RE 06 Shell Rock River Habitat Restoration Program - Phase V Andy Henschel Shell Rock River Watershed District $ 3,788,800
H RE 07 Restoring the Northern Gateway Todd Tuominen City of Champlin $3,000,000
H RE 08 Wolverton Creek Habitat Restoration Bruce Albright Buffalo-Red River Watershed District $4,963,000

Other
CPL 1 Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program, Phase VIII: Statewide and Metro Habitat Jessica Lee MN Dept of Natural Resources $11,488,000
O 1 Contract Management 2016 Amanda Graeber MN Dept of Natural Resources $150,000
O 2 Restoration Evaluations Wade Johnson MN Dept of Natural Resources $100,000
NEW Roseau Lake Rehabilitation John Williams, Tracy Halstensgard MN Dept of Natural Resources & Roseau River Watershed District $9,500,000
Total:
$295,349,300