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FY 2021 LSOHC Funding Requests Received

The funding requests below will be considered by the council for recommendation to the 2020 legislature. The council received 44 requests totaling over $324 million.

Subd/Proposal Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairie Acquisition
P A 01 DNR WMA and SNA Acquisition - Phase XII Jay Johnson MN DNR $4,785,800
P A 02 Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase XII Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $16,923,800
P A 03 MN Prairie Recovery Project - Phase X Neal Feeken The Nature Conservancy $9,929,500
P A 04 Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge - Phase XI Ruth Thornton The Nature Conservancy $8,432,700
P A 05 Lower Wild Rice Corridor Habitat Restoration - Phase III Kevin Ruud Wild Rice Watershed District $5,118,300
P A 06 Martin County DNR WMA Acquisition - Phase IV Doug Hartke Fox Lake Conservation League, Inc. $11,646,800
P A 07 RIM Grassland Reserve - Phase II John Voz BWSR $6,150,000
P A 08 Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the Southern Red River Valley - Phase VI Steven Burdick MN Prairie Chicken Society / Pheasants Forever, Inc. $9,947,200
P A 09 Heron Lake Area Conservation Partnership Jan Voit Heron Lake Watershed District $9,610,900
P A 10 Cannon River Watershed Habitat Complex - Phase IX DJ Forbes Trust for Public Land $3,421,700
P A 11 Accelerating the USFWS Habitat Conservation Easement Program - Phase II Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $12,900,000

Prairie Restore / Enhance
P RE 01 DNR Grasslands - Phase XII Greg Hoch MN DNR $10,918,000
P RE 02 Enhanced Public Land - Grasslands - Phase IV Alexander Nelson Pheasants Forever, Inc. $5,008,200

Forest Acquisition
F A 01 Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape ACUB Protection Program - Phase VIII Shannon Wettsein Morrison SWCD $5,260,000
F A 02 Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration - Phase IIX Richard Biske The Nature Conservancy $12,539,300
F A 03 Northern Forest Habitat Conservation Kris Larson Minnesota Land Trust $10,302,000

Forest Restore / Enhance
F RE 01 DNR Forest Habitat Enhancement Bryan Lueth MN DNR $7,759,900
F RE 02 Southeast Forest Habitat Enhancement - Phase II Bryan Lueth MN DNR $2,524,700
F RE 03 Young Forest Conservation - Phase III Peter Dieser American Bird Conservancy $2,417,300

Wetland Acquisition
W A 01 Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase XII Eran Sandquist Pheasants Forever, Inc. $18,959,400
W A 02 Shallow Lake & Wetland Protection Program - Phase IX Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $13,600,000
W A 03 Wetland Habitat Protection and Restoration Program - Phase V Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $5,566,400

Wetland Restore / Enhance
W RE 01 Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancement - Phase XII Ricky Lien MN DNR $3,951,000

Habitat Acquisition
H A 01 Protecting Coldwater Fisheries on Minnesota's North Shore Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $5,755,800
H A 02 Metro Big Rivers - Phase X Deborah Loon MN Valley Trust $14,407,000
H A 03 Resilient Habitat for Heritage Brook Trout John Lenczewski MN Trout Unlimited $9,021,000
H A 04 Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes - Phase VI Kathy Moore Northern Waters Land Trust $7,370,200
H A 05 Accelerating Habitat Conservation in Southwest Minnesota Wayne Ostlie Minnesota Land Trust $6,653,300
H A 06 Targeted RIM Easement Program to the Individual Parcel: Pine and Leech Watersheds Phase I Melissa Barrick Crow Wing SWCD $4,853,000
H A 07 Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor Project - Phase IV Tim Terrill Mississippi Headwaters Board $9,105,300
H A 08 Hennepin County Habitat Conservation Program - Phase II Kristine Maurer Hennepin County $8,926,000

Habitat Restore / Enhance
H RE 01 Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement - Phase XII John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $2,210,000
H RE 02 DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement - Phase III Jamison Wendel MN DNR $10,442,600
H RE 03 St. Louis River Restoration Initiative - Phase VII Melissa Sjolund MN DNR $6,731,200
H RE 04 Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation - Phase V Tony Cuneo and Kevin J.Bovee Zeitgeist (ZG) and Lake Superior Steelhead Association (LSSA) $1,890,000
H RE 05 Shell Rock River Watershed Restoration Program - Phase IX Courtney Phillips Shell Rock River Watershed District $4,070,800
H RE 06 Rum River Wildlife and Fish Habitat Enhancement using Bioengineered Bank Stabilization Chris Lord Anoka Conservation District $952,200
H RE 07 Roseau River Habitat Restoration Tracy Halstensgard Roseau River Watershed District $7,200,000
H RE 08 Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection and Restoration - Phase II Scott Henderson Sauk River Watershed District $7,540,000
H RE 09 Southeast Wetland Restoration Michael McCarty City of Mankato $6,651,800
H RE 10 East Twin Lake Outlet Establishment John Biren Lyon County SWCD $718,300

Other
CPL Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program: Statewide and Metro Habitat - Phase XII Kathy Varbel MN DNR $12,450,000
O 1 Contract Management 2020 Katherine Sherman-Hoehn MN DNR $210,000
O 2 Restoration Evaluations - ML 2020 Wade Johnson MN DNR $150,000
Total:
$324,981,400