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Wildlife Habitat Enhancements in the Brainerd Lakes Area


This project is a multiple activity proposal to improve forest, prairie/grassland and wetland habitats on State Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and State Forest lands in the DNR's Brainerd Wildlife work area (lower Cass, Crow Wing counties). The project will be accomplished through contract with MCC to perform various wildlife habitat enhancement efforts summarized in Attachment A. Daily supervision and shop/storage space for this crew will be provided by the DNRs' Brainerd Area Wildlife Office. It is a group effort of all three conservation groups. Benefits: Habitat enhancement efforts of this project are described in the first part of Attachment A also.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/17/2010 - 06/30/2012

Project Manager Peter E. Lodermeier

Grant Recipient Mn Deer Hunters Assoc. (Brainerd Chapter), Plus

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $72,000

Expended $68,894

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) Forest

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Crow Wing


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 700 Acres

Measurement 758 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.