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Wetland Restoration on Waterfowl Production Areas


Description


Two properties located in Grant County and one property located in Otter Tail County, MN were purchased via Migratory Bird Conservation Funds by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). These additions to existing Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District (FFWMD) have cropping history and drained, ditched, or tiled wetlands which require restoration. The Fergus Falls Fish and Game Club (FFFGC) would like to partner with the USFWS to survey, generate restoration designs, and work with contractors to restore altered basins. These restorations will be carried out on properties within key habitat areas of Minnesota (Minnesota River Prairie and the Red River Prairie) according to the State Wildlife Action Plan. Positive results from these restorations include: benefits to species of greatest conservation need (SGCN), improved water quality, flood reduction, and land open to the public for hunting, fishing, trapping, and environmental education.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 10/27/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Tony Rondeau


Grant Recipient Fergus Falls Fish and Game Club

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $35,750

Expended $31,451

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 Grant

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 16 Acres

Measurement 16 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.