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Stadsvold Easement Enhancement


The Stadsvold Easement is a newly acquired USFWS Habitat Easement that protects uplands and wetlands on 239 total acres. A wetland easement also protects another 30 acres of wetlands. The whole tract is 320 acres, and the uplands need to have invasive trees removed on all 320 acres, and 30 acres of wetlands need to be restored. Over 200 acres on this site are native prairie. This project is a partnership between The Friends of Morris Wetland Management District, The Morris Wetland Management District, Stephen and Lou Ann Stadsvold, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Working Lands Initiative Project. This area near The Nature Conservancy's Ordway Prairie has been noted in the report by the Minnesota County Biological Survey ("Norway Lake Prairie", January, 2003); the area, "...represents one of the best remaining areas of high quality native habitat in the state...and merits the highest level of protection available".

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/04/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Dale Livingston

Grant Recipient Friends of Morris Wetland Management District

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $71,750

Expended $71,750

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

Management Unit(s) Private

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Pope


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 320 Acres

Measurement 680 Acres

Target Summary FY11 Grantees have until June 30, 2014 to complete their projects. Overall, CPL grantees are on track to meet their target # of acres and in some cases exceed those acres.