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Shell Rock River Headwaters Restoration, Phase II


The Shell Rock River Watershed District proposes acquiring fee title to 5.3 acres of land that encompasses the headwaters of the Shell Rock River to provide accelerated fish and wildlife habitat restoration, water quality, flood control and recreation opportunities. The Watershed District will restore, protect, and enhance habitat and opportunities for native habitat restoration by implementing restoration practices previously completed on successful habitat restoration projects within the Watershed District that include: in-stream habitat restoration, wetland creation and restoration, native prairie establishment, and shore land habitat restoration. All restored habitats will be created using Minnesota native grass and wildflower seed mixes, providing suitable conditions for upland game birds, pollinators, and wildlife.

Program Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program

Status In Progress

Dates 12/24/2014 - 06/30/2018

Project Manager Andy Henschel

Grant Recipient Shell Rock River Watershed District

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Outdoor Heritage Fund

Grant Amount $94,000

Expended $4,000

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

Management Unit(s) Public Water

Habitat(s) FGW

Activity Type(s) Acquisition

Primary County Freeborn


Latest Indicator Number of acres protected

Target 5

Measurement N/A