WILD RICE EASEMENTS

Do you own 20 acres or more near a Wild Rice Lake?

This program is available to the following 14 counties: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Otter Tail, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, and Wadena.

We work specifically with the wild rice lakes within Cass and Crow Wing County. There are 98 priority wild rice lakes within Cass and Crow Wing County. Crow Wing has 57, and Cass has 41. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources states that Minnesota has more acres of natural wild rice than any other state in the county. Wild Rice has a large cultural, ecological, and economic value. If you live on a priority wild rice lake you might quality for this program.     

Highlights of this program include 858 acres and 9 miles of shoreline in permanent protection within Cass and Crow Wing County!

Please call Bethany Chaplin at 218-828-6197 or email bethany@cwswcd.org.

Learn more here:

RIM Wild Rice Conservation Easements | MN Board of Water, Soil Resources (state.mn.us)

Wild Rice (Zizania palustris) | Minnesota DNR (state.mn.us)

Primary funding provided by the Outdoor Heritage Fund portion of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment.

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