Accelerating State Trail Resource Management

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$246,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$154,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2010
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2 (2)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$246,000
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2 (2)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$154,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Resource inventories, invasive species control, native plant community restoration and prescribed burning on 920 acres of Minnesota State Trail lands.

Measurable Outcome(s)

88% of the target acreage has been met and the division fully anticipates that the target will be reached by the end of FY 2011.

Project Overview

This project will restore and manage native prairies and woodlands, including removal of invasive species along at least six percent of the developed miles of state trails

About the Issue

Resource management on state trails has been sporadic over the past several years because it was dependent on the use of infrequent project dollars. Legacy monies are the first stable funding for resource management on state trails, so it will take a little time to establish the infrastructure for an on-going program but it is anticipated that significant improvements in resource quality along state trail corridors will be achieved. The purpose of natural resource management on state trails is to help provide the maximum potential for the appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of significant scenic, historical, natural or cultural qualities along the trail (MS 86A.05 subd. 4).

Project Manager
First Name
Edward
Last Name
Quinn
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
St. Paul, MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
651-259-5597
Email
edward.quinn@state.mn.us