This 30 acre basin was traditionally an excellent type IV wetland. However its value for waterfowl has declined significantly because of high water and rough fish. A temporary drawdown is needed to restore the basin's potential as an excellent waterfowl habitat. To accomplish the draw down a sheet pile water control structure will be installed at the outlet of the basin. This will regenerate the basin and reestablish aquatic vegetation needed for nesting or migrating waterfowl.
Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program
Dates 02/01/2011 - 06/30/2014
Project Manager Brad Nylin
Grant Recipient Minnesota Waterfowl Association
Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity
Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund
Grant Amount $98,900
Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)
Management Unit(s) State
Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement
Primary County Lyon
Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced
Target 30 Acres
Measurement 30 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.