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LSOHC/MN Moose Habitat Collaborative

LSOHC – MN Moose Habitat Collaborative

MDHA receives funding from Lessard Sam Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC) for MN Moose Habitat Enhancements!

Together with the following collaborators and many more supporters from local businesses, the MDHA received $960,000 PLUS an additional $2 MILLION dollar grant to increase moose habitat in the NE region of Minnesota.

Organizations: The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Counties: Cook, Lake and St. Louis
Tribal Agencies: 1854 Treaty Authority, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Federal: Superior National Forest (SNF)
University: University of MN Duluth (UMD)
State Agencies: MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

July 1st, 2012 marked the beginning of the MN Moose Habitat Collaborative Phase I of spending.  There is a total of $960,000 in grant funds awarded that will be paired with over $400,000 in matching funds to ensure an increase to over 3,500 acres of moose habitat in the NE region of Minnesota.  Funds for this appropriation are expected to be spent over a four year span.

July 1st, 2013 an additional $2 million was appropriated for spending that will include over 5,000 acres of prime moose habitat enhancements and restorations.

For more information on MDHA’s involvement with the LSOHC contact Kim Nelson (kimn@mndeerhunters.com or 218.327.1103 ext. 14)

More information regarding this project can be found on the LSOHC website.