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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

Status Completed

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

Expended $125,000

Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)

Management Unit(s) Federal

Habitat(s) Prairie

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.