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Endangered Species Section 6 Non-traditional Grants
2010 Funded Projects in the Midwest
Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant:
Karner blue butterfly HCP Land Acquisition – Quincy Bluff and Wetlands SNA and Karner Blue Meadow SNA (Adams and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin) $452,000.
Grant Proposal (20-page PDF 3.6M)
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will protect 298 acres within the Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area located in Adams County, and 64 acres at Karner Blue Meadow State Natural Area in Waushara County with this $452,000 award. The acquisition at Quincy will assist recovery of the Karner blue butterfly in Wisconsin by permanently protecting and managing habitat for the population within the Glacial Lake Wisconsin Recovery Unit. Likewise, the Karner Blue Meadow acquisition helps recover the Morainal Sands Recovery Unit. Addition of the two parcels at Quincy will connect State Natural Area lands owned by The Nature Conservancy with those owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which currently totals over 6,400 acres.
Multistate: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio
Grant Proposal (72-page PDF; 2MB)
The natural resource agencies within Region 3 will develop a landscape-level, multi-species Habitat Conservation Plan throughout the eight states to provide conservation benefits to listed species, while accommodating wind development. The plan will provide a means for wind energy developers to avoid, minimize, mitigate and compensate for adverse effects to covered species. As a part of the Habitat Conservation Plan, the five states will work in collaboration with the remaining Region 3 states (Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin), the wind industry, and The Conservation Fund to lead a strategic conservation planning process that focuses on integrating species needs with potential habitat mitigation across the landscape.
Recovery Land Acquisition Grants by State:
Western prairie fringed orchid – Steele Prairie State Preserve (Cherokee County, IA) $259,500.
Grant Proposal (3-page; 227KB)
This grant enables the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to acquire 80 acres of prairie habitat in Cherokee County downstream of a western prairie fringed orchid site. Acquisition will protect the area from pesticide impacts and against potential drainage currently threatening the site.
Prairie bush clover – Empire Prairies State Natural Area * (Dane County, WI) $405,523.
Grant Proposal (12-page PDF; 1.9MB)
This grant will enable the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to acquire fee title to 130 acres of prairie bush clover habitat adjacent to the second largest population in the peripheral range and the largest population within Wisconsin. The Department of Natural Resources matches federal funds with $733,800 of Nelson-Knowles Stewardship Grant funds, and the Natural Heritage Foundation contributes an additional $283,277 to complete the purchase. The acquisition advances the objectives of the recovery plan by eliminating possible negative impacts, such as herbicide drift, as well as provide additional habitat for prairie bush clover.
Grant Proposal (13-page PDF; 1.8MB)
This grant will enable the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to acquire fee title to 86 acres of algific talus slope habitat containing a recently discovered population of northern wild monkshood. The Department of Natural Resources will match federal funds with $180,000 of Nelson-Knowles Stewardship Grant funds. This population is one of six discretely tracked occurrences on private property within the Chase Creek Valley. This would be the first algific talus slope protected in Wisconsin. Monkshood is only found in 20 locations in northeast Iowa, southwest Wisconsin, Ohio, and New York. Permanent protection of this habitat fulfills a Priority 1 Task within the Northern Monkshood Recovery Plan.
Grant Proposal (14-page PDF; 1.9MB)
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will acquire fee title to 99 acres of shoreline habitat supporting a robust Fassett’s locoweed population. Funds will be matched with $165,500 of Nelson-Knowles Stewardship funds. The property includes 800 feet of shoreline on Weymouth Lake and 1,300 feet of shoreline on Fiddle Lake. Fassett’s Locoweed grows on lake shores and is only found on eight sites in Wisconsin. Permanent protection of this habitat fulfills a Priority 1 Task within the Fassett’s locoweed Recovery Plan.
Last updated: October 24, 2012