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
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
Statutory Reference M.L. 2016, Chp. 172, Art. 1, Sec. 2, Subd. 5(K)
Management Unit(s) Other
Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement
Primary County Lake of the Woods
Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced
Target 32 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.