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!
Blazing Star Prairie
Bluestem Prairie Addition
Chippewa Prairie Addition
Lake Johanna Esker
Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Brandenburg Prairie Unit
Pell Creek Unit
Ordway Prairie Addition
Plover Prairie Addition
Regal Meadow Addition
Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest Additions
Rush Creek Woods WMA
Seven Springs WMA
Spring Prairie Preserve
Twin Valley Prairie Addition
Upper Manitou Forest Preserve Addition
Whitewater WMA Addition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.