The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was established by the Minnesota legislature with the responsibility of providing annual funding recommendations to the legislature from the Outdoor Heritage Fund. The Outdoor Heritage Fund, one of four funds created by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, receives one-third of the money raised by the tax increase. The council ensures recommendations that are consistent with the Constitution and state law and that take into consideration the outcomes of, including, but not limited to, the Minnesota Conservation and Preservation Plan, that directly relate to the restoration, protection, and enhancement of wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife, and that prevent forest fragmentation, encourage forest consolidation, and expand restored native prairie.
Click on the map to see how DU has used Outdoor Heritage Funds for conservation projects:
For more information, please contact:
OHF Grant Manager, DU Conservation Programs Manager
311 East Lake Geneva Road
Alexandria, MN 56308
You can also visit the LSOHC website for more information.