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News about programs that have received funding from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, provided by project managers.
Date Title Organization/Publication Location
4-8-2024 In-lake habitat work to begin soon in some areas of lake already dredged Albert Lea Tribune Freeborn, MN
2-16-2024 DNR habitat project planned near Marshall Marshall Independent Lyon County, MN
1-1-2024 Fish species signal potential for delisting Sand Hill River stretch BWSR Polk County, MN
10-4-2023 Conservation tour shows money well spent Kittson County Enterprise Kittson County, MN
12-24-2022 Conservation efforts renewed in a complex landscape Fairbault Daily News Rice, Steele, Le Sueur, Waseca, Goodhue, & Dakota Counties, MN
12-24-2022 Conservation efforts renewed in a complex landscape Fairbault Daily News Rice, Steele, Le Sueur, Waseca, Goodhue, & Dakota Counties, MN
12-1-2022 Securing sourcewater via forestland BWSR Crow Wing & Hubbard Counties, MN
10-30-2022 Warblers' future rests on the right habitat Star Tribune Northern MN
7-5-2022 Rock rapids replace aging dams to let Minn. rivers flow MPR News Pine River, MN
6-4-2022 State funding to support brook trout habitat along North Shore rivers WTIP North Shore Community Radio Cook County, MN
4-7-2022 'Just a beautiful complex': Minnesota maps new hunting and wildlife areas full of benefits Star Tribune Statewide
2-1-2022 RIM grassland easements take root BWSR Southern MN
8-23-2021 160-ACRE ENHANCEMENT BEGINS AT CARON WMA Ducks Unlimited Martin County
8-8-2021 New wildlife management area in NW Minnesota preserves rare prairie habitat MPR News Norman County
7-10-2021 Minnesota landowners hold keys to protect forests, cold water lakes Star Tribune Cass County
6-29-2021 700-Acre Minnesota Shallow Lake Dedicated MN Ducks Unlimited Swift County
5-1-2021 Nearly complete, Hallock dam facelift has multiple recreational, safety benefits Grand Forks Herald Kittson County
4-18-2021 Purchase of Wilder Forest land offers ‘one-of-a-kind opportunity’ for land conservation Pioneer Press Washington County
2-17-2021 Water control structure, fish barrier project nearing completion on Lake Maria MN DNR Murray County
12-11-2020 DU helps Minnesota DNR enhance two more shallow lakes MN Ducks Unlimited Sibley/Yellow Medicine County
7-10-2020 DU, supporters celebrate rebirth of Freeborn Lake Outdoor News Freeborn County
11-5-2019 Saving forests benefits deer, hunters Star Tribune Statewide
10-11-2019 Lending a helping hand to Afton’s Trout Brook St. Croix 360 Afton / Washington County
9-11-2019 Itasca County Prioritizes Lakes, Rivers in Effort to Protect Wild Rice Lake Ecology Herald Review Itasca County
8-28-2019 Investing in Big Rice Lake The Timberjay St. Louis County
8-28-2019 Major state grant to fund Big Rice restoration effort The Timberjay St. Louis County
8-21-2019 Cleanup, restoration continues on St. Louis River Duluth News Tribune Duluth, MN
8-19-2019 St. Louis River estuary restoration starts to bring species home Star Tribune Duluth, MN
8-12-2019 Trout Run Creek restoration project takes shape Winona Post Southeast MN
7-24-2019 OUR VIEW: Good use of our money International Falls Journal Statewide
7-17-2019 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Presents the Blue-Winged Teal Award To Minnesota's Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council US FWS Statewide
7-01-2019 New, Expanded Watershed WMA Areas Cannon River Watershed Partnership Rice County
6-19-2019 $12M environmental project will build islands in St. Paul's Pig's Eye Lake Pioneer Press Ramsey County
6-16-2019 Invasive grasses choke key bird habitat as Minnesota's climate changes Star Tribune Houston County
6-4-2019 Protecting the family farm for generations to come Houston County News Houston County
6-4-2019 Just what the DNR prescribed: How controlled burns around Becker County keep the prairies in check Detroit Lakes Online Becker County
5-22-2019 Contract awarded for Lake Wakanda enhancement project southeast of Willmar West Central Tribune Kandiyohi County
5-17-2019 Oak plight is example of Minnesota forests becoming less wildlife-friendly Star Tribune Statewide
5-15-2019 Cass County Board: 1st quarter building permits on the rise Brainerd Dispatch Cass County
5-13-2019 Massive St. Louis River restoration finally set Duluth News Tribune St. Louis County
5-7-2019 Bird hike at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park Woodbury Bulletin Washington County
4-23-2019 Minnesota lawmakers approve $2 million from Outdoor Heritage Fund for Hallock fish passage and enhancement project Grand Fords Herald Hallock
4-22-2019 Lake Nokomis shoreline improvements get necessary approval Star Tribune Minneapolis
4-7-2019 Property along the Mississippi River protected Aitkin Independent Age Aitkin County
4-5-2019 Protecting Minnesota's North Shore North Shore Journal Lake County
4-2-2019 Mississippi headwaters habitat, recreational resource protected Aitkin Independent Age Crow Wing County
3-21-2019 Cass County Board: Timber sales paying dividends in myriad ways Brainerd Dispatch Cass County
3-16-2019 Critical corridor: Mississippi River headwaters habitat, recreational resource gain protection Brainerd Dispatch Crow Wing County
3-13-2019 Nobles County Pheasants Forever celebrates latest acquisition Daily Globe Nobles County
3-3-2019 Trust for Public Land works to protect Aitkin County land Brainerd Dispatch Aitkin County
2-27-2019 Crow Wing County Board: County accepts riverfront donated land for conservation Brainerd Dispatch Crow Wing County
2-16-2019 34th derby a chance for fun, prizes International Falls Journal Rainy Lake
2-1-2019 Nature Center awarded Conservation Partners Legacy grant Faribault Daily News Faribault, MN
1-7-2019 Restoring wildlife management areas in Cannon River Watershed The Kenyon Leader Cannon River Watershed
12-17-2018 Building conservation careers Outdoor News Sartell, MN
12-3-2018 Protecting the 'sponge': Preserving forests in Mississippi headwaters boosts water quality MPR News Crosby
11-4-2018 Prairie stream gets a much-needed makeover Grand Forks Herald Sand Hill River
10-27-2018 Greenspace: Restoring project cleans up Cascade Creek Post Bulletin Cascade Creek Creek
10-13-2018 Rooster Ridge WMA dedicated Friday near Beaver Creek Daily Globe Beaver Creek
9-28-2018 Attack on exotic cattails comes from above Outdoor News Statewide
9-23-2018 Historic duck camp tradition lives on Duluth News Tribune Squaw Lake
9-19-2018 Wolverton Creek Restoration BWSR Wilkin County
9-17-2018 A neighbor's promise: family's conservation dream preserves land for a community US FWS Newsroom Elk River
9-8-2018 Crews removing thousands of invasive carp from Lake Minnetonka headwaters Star Tribune West Metro
8-28-2018 Diamond Lake TMDL Implementation Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District Le Sueur County
8-25-2018 A new start for chain of shallow lakes; landowner support makes it possible Duluth News Tribune Kandiyohi County
8-19-2018 Stretch of Chester Creek sees first daylight in decades Duluth News Tribune Duluth, MN
7-22-2018 Column: Eagle Lake project shos the power of collaboration Crow River Media Hutchinson
7-19-2018 Cattail removal in VNP begins International Falls Journal Yoyageurs National Park
7-15-2018 Dedication celebrates Eagle Lake conservation project MN Ducks Unlimited McLeod County
7-9-2018 Easement aimed at protecting habitat in Independence Laker Pioneer Hennepin County
July 2018 Partnership expands water quality effort BWSR: July Snapshot Albert Lea, MN
6-29-2018 Restoration Becomes a Reality at Prairie Dunes Pulse of the Prairie: Prairie Pothole Joint Venture Gary, MN
6-23-2018 Project aims to control invasive carp west of Lake Minnetonka Star Tribune Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
6-18-2018 Group wins $2M grant Sentinel Fairmont
6-10-2018 Dedicated funding flows to worthy Minnesota natural resource projects Grand Forks Herald Red Lake Watershed
6-3-2018 New effort aims to control invasive carp in Lake Minnetonka headwaters MPR News Minnehaha Creek Watershed
5-1-2018 Initiative Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits Brainerd Dispatch Central Minnesota
4-25-2018 Conservation easment protects northwest Minnesota habitat Grand Forks Herald Kittson County
4-19-2018 Cass County Board: Timber sales account for about half od land department revenue in 2017 Brainerd Dispatch Cass County
4-14-2018 Otter Tail County couple create a family legacy for future generations Fergus Falls Journal Otter Tail County
4-1-2018 Minnesota's Greatest Gifts Minnesota Bound Statewide
3-8-2018 Watershed district focuses on Minnehaha Creek headwaters Lakeshore Weekly News Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
1-23-2018 Ducks Unlimited tells Lincoln Co. Board of future land acquisitions Marshal Independent Lincoln County
12-28-2017 Medvecky Woods and its wildlife protected forever Isanti-Chisago County Star Isanti County
12-23-2017 Cass County Board: Commissioners meet with area legislators about 2018 concerns Brainerd Dispatch Cass County
09-20-2017 East Indian Creek property now protected KTTC Rochester Southeast Blufflands
08-27-2017 Conservation projects completed in lakes area Brainerd Dispatch North-Central Minnesota
07-17-2017 Sand Hill River project curbs soil erosion, helps fish habitat BWSR July 2017 Snapshot Polk County
07-07-2017 Council members tour Lester Lake, other Legacy locations Outdoor News Hubbard County
05-24-2017 The Rehabilitation of a River Duluthian Duluth
04-27-2017 Ducks Unlimited enhances two popular wetlands outside MSP Ducks Unlimited Minneapolis/St. Paul
11-15-2016 Grand Marais Creek Outlet Restoration MN Association of Watershed Districts Newsletter Grand Marais Creek
11-1-2016 Nature Conservancy buys virgin North Shore tract preserved by adventurer Will Steger Pioneer Press Finland
10-31-2016 Hunting hotspot coming together quickly in southwestern Minnesota Star Tribune Wilmont
9-30-2016 Rock-solid restoration: New Knutson Dam near Pennington unveiled The Bemidji Pioneer Pennington
9-17-2016 Houlton Conservation Area has its grand opening under a blanket of beautiful skies Star News Elk River
9-17-2016 Duluth gets serious about St. Louis River estuary cleanup Duluth News Tribune Duluth
9-10-2016 Houlton Conservation area now open Star News Elk River
9-6-2016 State pheasant index up 29 percent from last year MN DNR Southwest Minn
9-2-2016 Work on South Shore Park coming to a close: Lakeside project, other recreation improvements are finishing across Bemidji The Bemidji Pioneer Bemidji
9-2-2016 Duck Lake dedication planned Brainerd Dispatch Emily
8-29-2016 Clean Drain Dry Mobile App for the Outdoors Northern MN
8-24-2016 Ambitious project seeks to restore Knowlton Creek to more natural state Duluth News Tribune St. Louis River
8-19-2016 New Public Space to Hunt in Anoka County CTN Coon Rapids Columbus, Minn.
8-17-2016 Pheasants Forever helps buy Anoka County parcel for DNR Star Tribune Anoka County
8-10-2016 Bolstering the Rat Root International Falls Journal International Falls
6-18-2016 Rebuilt trout streams benefit anglers and fish Star Tribune Southeast Minnesota
6-17-2016 Invasion Persuasion IQ Magazine Lake County
6-13-2016 Students track FMR restoration's impact on wildlife Elk River
6-11-2016 Minnesota spending millions to save deep-water cisco lakes Star Tribune North-Central Minnesota
6-5-2016 Watershed receives grant to help improve Pickerel Lake Albert Lea Tribune Pickerel Lake
6-4-2016 For the love of trout International Falls Journal Orr
6-3-2016 Ducks Unlimited to conserve 600 acres of Minnesota wetlands with Outdoor Heritage Fund support Ducks Unlimited MN Prairie Pothole Region
6-1-2016 Watershed District focused on area lake dredging Albert Lea Tribune Fountain Lake
5-24-2016 Volunteers restore Spring Lake shoreline Prior Lake American Prior Lake
5-17-2016 Crane Meadows seeding part of big-picture restoration St. Cloud Times Royalton
5-15-2016 With funds secure, work on Marsh Lake rehabilitation to begin in September West Central Tribune Appleton
5-6-2016 Refuge for Tullibees Minnesota Conservation Volunteer Statewide
5-6-2016 Excitement mounts for Houlton conservation area Star News Elk River
4-27-2016 Crow Wing County Board: Woods Bay project nears completion Brainerd Dispatch Outing
4-22-2016 Permits, funds granted to combat starry stonewort St. Cloud Times Paynesville
3-21-2016 Knife River Habitat Restoration Lake Superior Angler Knife River
2-25-2016 Anderson: Long-awaited project to restore Marsh Lake finally arrives Star Tribune Appleton
2-25-2016 Prairie Pothole Joint Venture 2015 Annual Highlights Report Prairie Pothole Joint Venture State Line Lake, Freeborn County
2-9-2016 Marsh Lake ecosystem restoration project receives federal funding US Army Corps of Engineers Appleton
2-8-2016 Finifrock family conserves land under Big Louie's gaze Pine Journal Carlton County
2-5-2016 Report tracks progress of Heritage Fund Outdoor News Statewide
1-18-2016 'Somebody has to ask for' grant money Fergus Falls Journal Fergus Falls
1-6-2016 Knutson Dam Project Accomplishments, north shore of Cass Lake Chippewa National Forest Beltrami County
12-22-2015 Learn about Minnesota's CREP proposal Statewide
12-21-2015 DNR designates new wildlife lands for public use MN DNR Statewide
12-21-2015 Federal budget omits Marsh Lake project West Central Tribune Willmar, MN
12-21-2015 Kandiyohi County efforts against aquatic invasive species receive boost from $118,000 grant West Central Tribune Willmar, MN
12-17-2015 LSOHC's project list totals $116 million Outdoor News Statewide
12-8-2015 DNR awards $5.7 million in habitat grants to conservation groups Minnesota DNR Statewide
11-19-2015 Putting Conservation in the Hands of Voters The Wildlife Society's Wildlife Professional Minnesota's Prairie Pothole Region
11-12-2015 Anoka County celebrates Rum River stabilization project ABC Newspapers Oak Grove, MN
11-10-2015 Funds Available for the Expedited Conservation Project Grant Cycle MN DNR St. Paul, MN
10-29-2015 Lost River trout project continues International Falls Journal International Falls, MN
10-5-2015 Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Sand Hill River Fish Passage US Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul, MN
9-23-2015 Contract approved for new Pickerel Lake dam Albert Lea Tribune Albert Lea, MN
9-8-2015 Minnesota Pheasant Survey Rebounds for 2015 with 33 Percent Increase Statewide Pheasants Forever, Inc. Statewide
8-15-2015 Lake Bemidji South Shore Rehabilitation The Bemidji Pioneer Bemidji, MN
8-10-2015 In Cottage Grove, outside aid helping clear buckthorn from regional park Pioneer Press St. Paul, MN
7-24-2015 Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota DNR Dedicate State Line Lake Ducks Unlimited Emmons, MN
6-29-2015 NAWCA Grants Deliver $4 Million to Habitat Conservation Efforts in Minn. & Iowa Pheasants Forever St. Paul, MN
6-24-2015 House, Senate pass $540 million omnibus legacy bill Session Daily St. Paul, MN
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    6-21-2015 Residents celebrate new dam completion Albert Lea Tribune Albert Lea, MN
    6-20-2015 Here's How $97 million for LSOHC Will be Spent Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN
    5-29-2015 Lessard-Sams Funding Used to Create Better Moose Habitat Outdoor News Plymouth, MN
    5-26-2015 Conservation Grazing: An innovative approach to enhance habitat Minnesota Land Trust St. Paul, MN
    5-21-2015 Coalition restoring Minnesota's moose habitat Kare11 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
    5-21-2015 In Minnesota's pine woods, a coalition tries to restore moose habitat Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN
    5-20-2015 Habitat projects aim to help Minnesota's moose Duluth News Tribune Duluth, MN
    5-19-2015 House repasses $540 million omnibus legacy bill, Senate does not Session Daily Saint Paul, MN
    5-1-2015 Redwood County buffer a legacy in the making Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources Saint Paul, MN
    4-30-2015 House Passes Legacy Bill, Appropriating $540 Million for Upcoming Biennium Session Daily Saint Paul, MN
    4-20-2015 $500 Million Omnibus Legacy Bill Clears First Hurdle Session Daily Saint Paul, MN
    2-20-2015 MN DNR plans Sanborn Lake wildlife area in Le Sueur County Le Sueur News-Herald Lanesburgh Township, Le Sueur County
    2-18-2015 Fish to fowl: Pelican Lake restoration is work in progress Star Tribune Wright County
    2-18-2015 Open House on Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park plan set for Feb. 25 South Washington County Bulletin Cottage Grove
    2-16-2015 Fond du Lac Band Working Toward Restoration of Elk in Northeastern Minnesota MinnPost Northeastern Minnesota
    2-13-2015 Minnesota Tribes Collaborate to Save State's Disappearing Moose Population Indian Country Today Media Network Northern Minnesota
    2-6-2015 If You Build it, Will They Come? North American Hunting Club / Wright County
    1-19-2015 Diving Ducks Drive Habitat Restoration in Wright County's Pelican Lake St. Cloud Times St. Cloud
    12-23-2014 Elk River Acquires Houlton Farm for New Conservation Area Star News Elk River
    10-1-2014 Legacy grant helps group build Tamarac Refuge habitat for decling warblers Detroit Lakes Newspaper Online Detroit Lakes
    9-16-2014 Open House Set on Houlton Farm Acquisition Star News Elk River
    8-7-2014 Houlton Farm Project Takes a Step Forward Star News Elk River
    7-24-2014 Houlton Farm Gets Second Chance Star News Elk River
    7-21-2014 Legacy funds don't pay for projects alone Grand Forks Herald Grand Forks
    July/August/September 2013 Knife River Second Falls Fixed Steelhead News Duluth
    9-27-2013 Mississippi River Northwoods Habitat Complex Trust for Public Land Brainerd
    9-27-2013 About Mississippi Northwoods Brainerd Dispatch Brainerd
    9-27-2013 Celebrating Mississippi Northwoods project Brainerd Dispatch Brainerd
    9-23-2013 To the ducks' delight Echo Press/Ducks Unlimited Douglas County
    9-21-2013 Dave Orrick: Fueled by Legacy dollars, Ducks Unlimited and DNR are rescuing Minnesota duck lakes Pioneer Press South Central MN
    9-5-2013 Knife River Modified at Second Falls Exploring the North woods with Sam Cook Duluth
    8-16-2013 Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is an urban oasis Star Tribune St. Paul MN
    8-14-2013 DNR to allow River modification Duluth News Stribune Duluth
    4-26-2013 Migratory Birds Respond to Malardi WMA Enhancement Project Ducks Unlimited Montrose
    4-26-2013 Proposed Woods Bay project may preserve pristine property Brainerd Dispatch Brainerd
    4-23-2013 Ducks Unlimited enhances Shaokatan State Wildlife Management Area Ducks Unlimited Ivanhoe
    1-4-2013 350 Acres in North Metro Area Protected for Hunting and Conservation Anoka County Anoka County
    12-15-2012 Anoka County buys land for parks,hunting Star Tribune Anoka County
    12-11-2012 DNR to receive Murray County land from Ducks Unlimited Worthington Daily Globe Slayton
    12-04-2012 Celebrate: Mississippi River Northwoods is a reality Brainerd Dispatch Baxter
    11-27-2012 With help of Legacy funds, Nature Conservancy leads effort to save, restore prairie Pioneer Press Swift
    10-06-2012 Grasslands project tops Legacy Projects Pioneer Press
    4-21-2012 Harder Lake WPA enhancement project complete Ducks Unlimited Windom
    3-21-2012 Spring migrants respond to Wolf Lake enhancements Ducks Unlimited Windom
    12-22-2011 DNR designates Teal and Bolstad as the 46th and 47th wildlife management lakes MN DNR Jackson & Cottonwood Counties
    11-27-2011 Gilfillan Lake WMA rehabilitation shows that proof is in the project Mankato Free Press Duluth
    9-16-2011 Legacy Amendment funds help protect island in Burntside Lake near Ely Minnesota Land Trust Duluth
    8-16-2011 Pelican Lake Shoreline Protected with Legacy Amendment Acquisition Ducks Unlimited St. Michael
    5-06-2011 Members Make a Difference on Clean Up Day Pheasants Forever Lyons County
    1-04-2011 New Legacy Amendment Dollars Preserve Critical Metro-area Land Minnesota Land Trust and
    Belwin Conservancy
    1-04-2011 New Outdoor Heritage Fund Dollars to Protect Rare Bluff Prairie in Houston County Minnesota Land Trust Red Wing
    1-04-2011 Outdoor Heritage Fund Dollars to Protect Arrowhead Lakeshore Minnesota Land Trust Duluth
    12-21-2010 Smith Lake enhancement drawdown begins Ducks Unlimited Howard Lake
    12-19-2010 Green Corridor Initiative looks to make Minnesota River Valley a tourist destination Advocate Tribune Granite Falls
    11-17-2010 Nature Conservancy buys 160 acres near Mentor Crookston Times Polk County
    9-28-2010 Rice Lake Enhancement Underway Ducks Unlimited Winnebago
    9-14-2010 Supporters kick off Lake Christina enhancement project Ducks Unlimited Ashby
    8-31-2010 Volunteers Tour Smith Lake Enhancement Project and learn about benefits Ducks Unlimited Howard Lake
    8-14-2010 More than 400 Acres of Prairie Conserved in Northwestern Minnesota The Nature Conservancy Minnesota
    4-26-2010 Jennie Lake Enhancement will Improve Waterfowl Habitat Ducks Unlimited Alexandria
    3-31-2010 Curtis Lake Enhancement Begins Ducks Unlimited Marshall
    1-26-2010 Green Corridor Inc. Get's Support from Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Green Corridor Inc. Redwood County
    12-8-2009 DU and Dedicated Hunters Protect Shoreland on Fish Lake Ducks Unlimited Belgrade
    11-17-2009 DU Breaks Ground on Outdoor Heritage Projects Ducks Unlimited Alexandria
    11-9-2009 MN Trout Unlimited Improving Trout Habitat Statewide Trout Unlimited St. Paul
    2-5-2009 Green Legacy Redwood Gazette Redwood Falls
    2-2-2009 Outdoor legacy fund offers opportunity Redwood Gazette Redwood Falls