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Wildlife Habitat Enhancements in Central MN


Project is a multiple activity proposal to improve wildlife habitats (forest, prairie/grassland and wetland)on State Wildlife Management Area (WMA), State Forest lands and/or County lands in the Brainerd Wildlife work area (Aitkin, lower Cass, Crow Wing counties). Project will be accomplished through the hiring (contract) of a four person Conservation Corps Minnesota (CCM) crew for six months and student support from the Central Lakes College's Natural Resource Program (CLCNR) that will perform various wildlife habitat enhancement efforts summarized in Attachment A.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/15/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Peter E. Lodermeier

Grant Recipient MN Deer Hunters Assoc., Plus

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $76,000

Expended $72,322

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Crow Wing


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 524 Acres

Measurement 455 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.