Your Legacy at Work:
". . . restore, protect, and enhance
Minnesota's wetlands, prairies, forests, and habitat for fish, game, and wildlife. . . "
The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was established by the 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,
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.
FY 2018 Requests Received
FY 2017 Council Recommendations
Council Resource Documents