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FY 2018 LSOHC Funding Requests Received

The below funding requests were considered by the council for recommendation to the 2017 legislature. The council received 44 requests totaling over $317 million.

Proposal Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairie Acquisition
P A 01 DNR WMA and SNA Acquisition - Phase IX Pat Rivers MN DNR $15,000,000
P A 02 Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase IX Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $18,814,000
P A 03 MN Prairie Recovery Project - Phase VII Neal Feeken The Nature Conservancy $3,778,300
P A 04 Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition - Phase VIII Rich Johnson The Nature Conservancy $6,175,000
P A 05 Cannon River Watershed Habitat Complex - Phase VII Robert McGillivray The Trust for Public Land $2,054,900
P A 06 Accelerated Native Prairie Bank Protection - Phase III Judy Schulte MN DNR $8,994,000
P A 07 RIM Buffers for Wildlife and Water - Phase VII Tabor Hoek BWSR $10,000,000
P A 08 Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley Phase III Eran Sandquist MN Prairie Chicken Society / Pheasants Forever, Inc. $8,138,000
P A 09 Martin County/Fox Lake DNR WMA Aquisition - Phase II Doug Hartke Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc. $2,478,900

Prairie Restore / Enhance
P RE 01 DNR Grasslands - Phase IX Greg Hoch MN DNR $13,184,800
P RE 02 Anoka Sand Plain Habitat Conservation - Phase V Wiley Buck Great River Greening $4,735,100

Forest Acquisition
F A 01 Carnelian Creek Conservation Corridor Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $5,265,200
F A 02 Laurentian Forest - St. Louis County Habitat Project Craig Engwall MN Deer Hunters Association $8,309,600
F A 03 Camp Ripley ACUB Phase VII Helen McLennan Morrison SWCD $3,000,000
F A 04 Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration - Phase V Richard Biske The Nature Conservancy $8,699,700
F A 05 Minnesota Forests for the Future - Phase V Richard F. Peterson MN DNR Forestry $8,000,000
F A 06 Protect (Acquire) Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass County Phase VIII Kirk Titus Cass County $1,404,000
F A 07 State Forest Acquisition - Richard J. Dorer Memorial Forest - Phase IV Robert Milne MN DNR Forestry $7,000,000
F A 08 Critical Shoreland Habitat Protection Program - Phase IV Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $5,226,500
F A 09 Bushmen Lake Emilee Nelson The Conservation Fund $4,611,500

Wetland Acquisition
W A 01 Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase IX Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $18,744,500
W A 02 Shallow Lake & Wetland Protection Program - Phase VI Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $20,410,000
W A 03 RIM Wetlands - Phase VIII Dave Rickert BWSR $25,000,000
W A 04 Wild Rice Shoreland Protection - Phase V Dan Steward BWSR $1,400,000

Wetland Restore / Enhance
W RE 01 Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancement - Phase IX Ricky Lien DNR $3,000,000
W RE 02 Living Shallow Lake Enhancement & Wetland Restoration Initiative - Phase V Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $14,900,000
W RE 03 Restoration of Non-native Cattail Dominated Wetlands in Rainy Lake Bryce Olson Voyageurs National Park $1,782,700

Habitat Acquisition
H A 01 MN DNR Aquatic Protection and Enhancement - Phase IX Martin Jennings MN DNR $7,023,000
H A 02 Metro Big Rivers - Phase VIII Deborah Loon MN Valley Trust $6,643,900
H A 03 Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor Project - Phase II Tim Terrill Mississippi Headwaters Board $8,998,500
H A 04 Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase III Lindsey Ketchel Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation $6,974,000
H A 05 Wildlife and Rare Species Habitat Emilee Nelson The Conservation Fund $13,260,800
H A 06 Goose Prairie Kevin Ruud Wild Rice Watershed District $1,820,000

Habitat Restore / Enhance
H RE 01 Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement, Phase IX John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $3,260,000
H RE 02 DNR Stream Habitat - Phase II Brian Nerbonne MN DNR $6,130,000
H RE 03 St. Louis River Restoration Initiative - Phase IV John Lindgren MN DNR $6,305,000
H RE 04 Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation - Phase III Kevin J. Bovee Lake Superior Steelhead Association $5,200,000
H RE 05 Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat Restoration Program - Phase VI Andy Henschel Shell Rock River Watershed District $4,122,400
H RE 06 Lake Wakanda Enhancement Project Loren Engelby Kandiyohi County $921,100
H RE 07 Wolverton Creek Habitat Restoration Bruce Albright Buffalo-Red River Watershed District $3,015,000
H RE 08 Fairmont Lakes Foundation Dutch Creek Habitat Restoration Mike Katzenmeyer Fairmont Lakes Foundation, Inc. $1,580,000

Other
CPL Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program: Statewide and Metro Habitat - Phase IX Jessica Lee MN DNR $11,634,000
O 1 Contract Management 2017 Katherine Sherman-Hoehn MN DNR $150,000
O 2 Restoration Evaluations Wade Johnson MN DNR $150,000
Total:
$317,294,400