Twenty grants totaling $1.83 million have been awarded to conservation groups to improve state habitat. Four projects in this area were approved.
-The Renville County Soil and Water Conservation district received $65, 500 for enhancement in the county.
-Pheasants Forever in Kandiyohi County received $125,000 for Land Acquisitions around Big Kandi Lake
-The Hamburg Hunting and Fishing Club also received $125,000 for the Severence Lake WMA Project.
-and the Nicollet Conservation club received just over $16,000 for Swan Lake WMA’s.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the Conservation Legacy Partners (CPL) program to provide competitive grants from $5,000 to $400,000 to local, regional, state, and national nonprofit organizations, including government entities. The grants are for work to enhance, restore, or protect the forests, wetlands, prairies, and habitat for fish, game, or wildlife in Minnesota. The grants are made possible by Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment dollars. Since the CPL program began, more than 100 grants totaling $9.7 million have been awarded.