Blue Earth County WPA Restoration and Enhacement Project
This project will restore and/or enhance 420 acres of native prairie, wetland, and oak savanna habitats on USFWS Waterfowl Production Areas in Blue Earth County. All restoration and enhancement work will be permanently protected and managed by the USFWS. Projects are located within eight WPAs throughout the county and build upon existing habitat complexes. Specifically, the project will restore and enhance 370 acres of prairie, 20 acres of wetlands, and 30 acres of remnant oak savanna to provide quality habitat for nesting, breeding, and brood rearing of migratory waterfowl, birds, and other game species.
Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program
Dates 03/17/2010 - 06/30/2012
Project Manager Deb Loon
Grant Recipient Mn Valley Nwr Trust, Inc.
Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity
Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund
Grant Amount $125,000
Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)
Management Unit(s) Federal
Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement
Primary County Blue Earth
Latest Indicator Number of acres restored
Target 415 Acres
Measurement 478 Acres
Target Summary FY10 Grantees have until June 30, 2012 to complete their projects. Overall, CPL grantees are on track to meet their target # of acres and in some cases exceed those acres.