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Tallgrass Aspen Parkland - Protection 2010 - 001


Description


Fee acquisition of 279 acres. This property adjoins 370 acres of TNC land and surrounds 40 acres of School Trust land. Within 5 miles of the property are 12,634 acres of WMA land and 1,301 acres of TNC land. The owner seeks to sell the property. Not conserving this property would threaten its conservation values with conversion and make management more difficult on the adjacent TNC land and School Trust Lands. The property is primarily composed of 2 major plant communities that are conservation targets in the Tallgrass Aspen Parklands, lake plain wetlands and upland mosaic. It provides habitat for mobile mammals such as elk, bear and wolves. It is also suitable habitat for any parkland species identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan that require sedge meadow, aspen woodland or upland plant communities, including Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Upland Sandpiper, American Bittern, American Woodcock, Marbled Godwit, Ovenbird, and Sharp-tailed Grouse.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

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

Project Manager Michael Pressman


Grant Recipient The Nature Conservancy

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $265,979

Expended $255,771

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


Management Unit(s) Private

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Acquisition

Primary County Kittson

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres protected

Target 279

Measurement 480

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.