Minnesota Funds Elk Restoration Study for Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are one step closer to reintroducing elk on their traditional territory, thanks to $330,000 in state funding for a feasibility study.
The bill, signed into law by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on May 31, will help the Fond du Lac evaluate whether elk can be restored in a portion of the animal’s historic range in eastern Minnesota. Another copy5,000 each is being contributed by the Fond du Lac Band and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The Fond du Lac Band is seeking an additional $30,000 to supplement the effort even further, bringing the potential funding total to nearly $400,000.