ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has announced the award of $3.6 million in 35 grants through the new Conservation Partners Legacy grant program.

The funding comes from the Outdoor Heritage Fund set up under the state’s Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Constitutional Amendment.

Several of the grants announced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday went to groups like Pheasants Forever, the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and The Nature Conservancy.

The projects include restoration of grasslands; acquisitions of wetlands, prairies, and northern forest lands; and forest enhancements.

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