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Tallgrass Aspen Parkland - Protection 2012-001


Fee acquisition of 160 acres. This property is surrounded by 27,000+ acres of MN DNR land. The owner seeks to sell the property. Not conserving this property would threaten its conservation values (and those of adjacent WMA land due to the possibility of having to allow vehicle access if the tract is purchased by a non-conservation buyer) and make management of adjacent WMA land more difficult. The property is composed of Lake Plain Wetlands, a major plant community targeted in the Tallgrass Aspen Parkland Conservation Area Plan. It provides habitat for mobile mammals such as elk and wolves. It is also suitable habitat for any parkland species identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan that require sedge meadow, including Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow and American Bittern.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 02/28/2013 - 06/30/2016

Project Manager Michael Pressman

Grant Recipient The Nature Conservancy

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $249,349

Expended $208,266

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

Management Unit(s) Private

Habitat(s) Wetland

Activity Type(s) Acquisition

Primary County Kittson


Latest Indicator Number of acres protected

Target 160

Measurement 240

Target Summary planned acres

Measurement Summary completed acres