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Engebretson CREP Enhancement


The Engebretson CREP Easement was acquired by BWSR in 2002 from Phil Allen and totals 49.2 acres. This project only includes about 47 acres of the easement on which we would like to restore a 10 acre wetland and improve the existing cover. At the time the easement was acquired, funds were not available to cover the construction of the significant wetland restoration structure needed to restore a drained wetland in the center of this tract. Mr. Allen could not pay for the restoration personally. When Mr. Engebretson acquired the property in 2008, he wanted to pursue the restoration to provide additional wildlife habitat. He also recognized that a diverse mix of upland cover would be more beneficial to ground nesting birds and waterfowl than the monotypic stand of smooth brome that it is currently becoming.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 03/08/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Andy Rice

Grant Recipient Stevens SWCD

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $19,530

Expended $19,530

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

Management Unit(s) Private

Habitat(s) Wetland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Stevens


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 47 Acres

Measurement 17 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.