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Middle Rice Lake


White Earth Reservation is located in Becker, Clearwater, and Mahnomen counties in north-central Minnesota. Created in 1867 by a treaty between the United States and the Mississippi Band of Chippewa Indians, it is one of seven Chippewa reservations in Minnesota. Middle Rice Lake is situated in the southwestern corner of Clearwater County. The project is located immediately upwatershed to Lower Rice Lake, White Earth's premier wild rice harvesting lake on the reservation. The project consists of restoring a large 65 acre drained shallow lake by constructing an earthen dike with sheetpile water control structure. This proposal is to for construction funding.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 06/08/2012 - 06/30/2015

Project Manager Dawn Kier

Grant Recipient White Earth Reservation

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $25,000

Expended $25,000

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 Clearwater


Latest Indicator Number of acres restored

Target 65 Acres

Measurement 65 Acres