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Lincoln and Perch Lake WPA Restoration


Description


This project will restore and enhance 201 upland and wetland acres at the Lincoln (196 acres) and Perch Lake (5 acres) Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) in Blue Earth County. These recently acquired acres are part of a 720-acre complex (Lincoln WPA) and a nearly 900-acre complex (Perch Lake and Cobb WPAs). Degraded habitat, woody species, and predators are threatening the survival and success of resident and migratory wildlife. Funds will be used to remove trees, prepare and seed native prairie, restore wetlands, and remove buildings. Overall, this project will augment the large partnership investments in these two complexes. It will increase habitat quality and nest success for resident and migratory grassland birds while providing additional protection to the core areas of these complexes. It will also provide benefits to water quality through filtration and storage and increase wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities.


Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 06/29/2012 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Deb Loon


Grant Recipient Mn Valley Nwr Trust, Inc.

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $160,000

Expended $159,941

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


Habitat(s) Prairie

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Blue Earth

Outcomes


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 201 Acres

Measurement 201 Acres