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Wild Rice Transplantation III


Many of the Federal and State owned wetlands in Minnesota get used every year by game and non-game wildlife species for nesting, staging, or inhabiting year around. The proposed project sites do not currently have wild rice available as a food source. Native Minnesota wild rice would be a beneficial food source at these sites. The Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust will purchase Minnesota wild rice from within 100 miles of the project sites immediately after it is harvested in the fall. Then the rice will be transplanted to wetlands in the project sites.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status Completed

Dates 01/07/2015 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Craig Dejong

Grant Recipient Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust

Grant Recipient Type Non-Profit Business/Entity

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $27,720

Expended $27,000

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

Management Unit(s) Wildlife Management Area, Federal

Habitat(s) Wetland

Activity Type(s) Restoration/Enhancement

Primary County Pope


Latest Indicator Number of acres enhanced

Target 200 Acres

Measurement 8438 Acres