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Agassiz Lowlands (ALELA) Wetland Enhancements


The Lake of the Woods School Wetland Enhancement Project will enhance 32 acres of shrub wetland habitat which is currently preserved through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources School Forest Program. The projects will focus on enhancing wildlife habitat in the Agassiz Lowlands Environmental Learning Area (ALELA). ALELA is a 120-acre tract of land set aside through the DNR School Forest Program. This area provides a variety of wildlife habitat along with educational opportunities. ALELA is a wetland complex comprised of a mix of lowland brush, sedge meadows and forested wetland. The enhancement projects will include: shearing and burning to improve openland habitat. These projects will enhance key habitat for over 28 species in greatest conservation need, including the short-eared owl and sharp-tailed grouse.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 11/22/2011 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Jenny Moorman

Grant Recipient Lake of the Woods School, School Forest Committee

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $8,720

Expended $7,995

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

Management Unit(s) Other

Habitat(s) Wetland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Lake of the Woods


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 32 Acres

Measurement N/A

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.