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Rice Lake Wetland Restoration - Frank WMA Acquisition


Funding is requested for two parcel acquisitions by the Pelican River Watershed District and subsequent conveyance to the MN DNR as part of the Frank Wildlife Management Area. The 49.7 acre acquisition is part of a larger multipurpose project, the restoration of the Rice Lake Wetland. Through restoring and stabilizing the water level of Rice Lake by 1.5 ft, the restoration project will provide over 400 acres of additional enhanced wetland area for the management of migrating shorebirds and waterfowl, as well as provide significant water quality improvements for downstream recreational lakes (Big/Little Detroit, Sallie, Melissa).

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/08/2010 - 06/30/2013

Project Manager Tera Guetter

Grant Recipient Pelican River Watershed District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $125,000

Expended $47,615

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) Wetland

Activity Type(s) Acquisition

Primary County Becker


Latest Indicator Number of acres protected

Target 49

Measurement 49

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.