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Southern Minnesota Wetland Initiative


The Southern Minnesota Wetland Initiative sets out to accelerate restoration of wetlands within permanently protected Waterfowl Production Areas, open to the public, to ensure these wetland complexes are providing the maximum benefits for waterfowl , wetland dependant species, and resident game species. Pheasants Forever, Minnesota Waterfowl Association, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will work in partnership to restore 19 palustrine emergent wetland basins totaling 55 acres within 8 existing Waterfowl Production Areas in Southern Minnesota.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/03/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Scott W. Roemhildt

Grant Recipient Pheasants Forever Inc

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $45,000

Expended $43,350

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

Management Unit(s) Federal

Habitat(s) Wetland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Freeborn


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 55 Acres

Measurement 79 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.