Properties Acquired by The Nature Conservancy with Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Funding

Beaches Lake Caribou Woodland Skull Lake Tympanuchus Prairie Belgium Prairie Blazing Star Prairie Addition Bluestem Prairie Addition Chippewa Prairie Addition Devil's Playground Glacial Lakes Lake Johanna Esker Marcoux Prairie Mentor Prairie Ordway Prairie Addition Pelan Prairie Plover Prairie Addition Regal Meadow Addition Whitewater WMA Addition Rush Creek Woods WMA Spring Prairie Preserve Twin Lakes Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge: Mears Unit Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge: Pell Creek Unit Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge: Forstrom & Wollcott Units Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge: Spieker Unit Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge: Storm Unit Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge: Pavia Unit Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge: Hoffman Unit Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge: Brandenburg Prairie Unit Upper Manitou Forest Addition Twin Valley Prairie Addition Seven Springs WMA RJ Dorer Forest (Wet Bark) Choice WMA RJ Dorer Forest (Rushford Sand Barrens)

Properties Purchased with Outdoor Heritage Fund Dollars

What a Legacy!
 

The Nature Conservancy protected all of the properties shown on the map above with funding from Minnesota's Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, which was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2008.

Funding for the acquisitions was provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund, which was created under the Legacy Amendment, through appropriations by the Minnesota Legislature as recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

All of these properties are open to the public for hiking, photography and bird-watching. The Minnesota State Constitution also requires all properties purchased with Outdoor Heritage Fund dollars to be open to hunting.

The Nature Conservancy works to manage and restore these lands to their natural condition prior to European settlement for the benefit of people, native plants and wildlife.

We do so only with your help so please consider making a contribution today

Legacy Acquisitions

Beaches Lake
Belgium Prairie
Blazing Star Prairie
Bluestem Prairie Addition
Caribou Woodland
Chippewa Prairie Addition
Choice WMA
Devil's Playground
Glacial Lakes
Lake Johanna Esker
Marcoux Prairie
Mentor Prairie
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
    Brandenburg Prairie Unit
    Forstrom Unit
    Hoffman Unit
    Mears Unit
    Pavia Unit
    Pell Creek Unit
    Spieker Unit
    Storm Unit
    Woolcott Unit
Ordway Prairie Addition
Pelan Prairie
Plover Prairie Addition
Regal Meadow Addition
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest Additions
Rush Creek Woods WMA
Seven Springs WMA
Skull Lake
Spring Prairie Preserve
Twin Lakes
Twin Valley Prairie Addition
Tympanuchus Prairie
Upper Manitou Forest Preserve Addition
Whitewater WMA Addition

Contact Information

For additional information on The Nature Conservancy’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment projects, contact Minnesota@tnc.org.

Questions about Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage Fund or the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council can be sent to lsohc@lsohc.leg.mn.

The Outdoor Heritage Fund, as well as the other funds established as a result of Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, is overseen by the Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC). The Commission can be reached at lcc@lcc.leg.mn.

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