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Swan Lake WMAs #1


These two units both fall within the Swan Lake WMA Project Area. 1.) The North Star Unit is 441 acres. For this unit, we plan to remove 35 acres of sparse trees in the grassland areas followed by a large burn of 137 acres that would encompass the newly cut areas, previously planted grassland and approximately 8 acres of remnant prairie where the trees have been previously been removed through a Heritage Grant. 2.) The MacKenzie Unit is just over 150 acres in size located on the north shore of Swan Lake. This site was newly acquired in 2010. 91 acres of the grassland was planted under a previous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contract. The DNR partnered with Pheasants Forever to enhance the seeding mix on the area enrolled in CRP. A small portion of the site was not enrolled and thus was not planted. We proposed to plant this 2 acre site to a highly diverse forb mix for pollinators and brood rearing cover.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/21/2012 - 06/30/2014

Project Manager Kristy Zajac

Grant Recipient Nicollet Conservation Club

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $18,000

Expended $17,916

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

Management Unit(s) State

Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Nicollet


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 139 Acres

Measurement 125 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.