Aquatic Invasive Species

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,177,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,513,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological and Water Resources
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Analysis/Interpretation
Assessment/Evaluation
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Monitoring
Planning
Technical Assistance
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Subd. 9(c)
Appropriation Language

Subd. 9(c) Aquatic Invasive Species. $2,177,000 the first year and $2,513,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to accelerate aquatic invasive species programs, including the development and implementation of best management practices for public water access facilities to implement aquatic invasive species prevention strategies including activities directly related to and necessary for this appropriation.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,177,000
Direct expenses
$2,177,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
10.6
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The ENRTF appropriation was used with other funding sources in FY2012, FY2013, and FY2014 to: (1) conduct watercraft inspections at public water access sites (2) develop and implement BMPs at water access sights, (3) provide technical assistance to LGUs and local citizens related to AIS public awareness, rapid response to new infestations, and containment activities, (4) coordinate regionally on invasive carp prevention, (5) develop aquatic invasive species documentary. 

Measurable Outcome(s)

The ENRTF appropriation was used with other funding sources in FY2012, FY2013, and FY2014 to: (1) conduct watercraft inspections at public water access sites (2) develop and implement BMPs at water access sights, (3) provide technical assistance to LGUs and local citizens related to AIS public awareness, rapid response to new infestations, and containment activities, (4) coordinate regionally on invasive carp prevention, (5) develop aquatic invasive species documentary. 

Source of Additional Funds

ENRTF funds were supplemented by approximately $6 million annually in funding primarily from the Invasive Species Account, the General Fund, and federal funds.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Subd. 9(c)
Appropriation Language

Subd. 9(c) Aquatic Invasive Species. $2,177,000 the first year and $2,513,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to accelerate aquatic invasive species programs, including the development and implementation of best management practices for public water access facilities to implement aquatic invasive species prevention strategies including activities directly related to and necessary for this appropriation.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,513,000
Direct expenses
$2,513,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
19.1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The ENRTF appropriation was used with other funding sources in FY2012, FY2013, and FY2014 to: (1) conduct watercraft inspections at public water access sites (2) develop and implement BMPs at water access sights, (3) provide technical assistance to LGUs and local citizens related to AIS public awareness, rapid response to new infestations, and containment activities, (4) coordinate regionally on invasive carp prevention, (5) develop aquatic invasive species documentary. 

Measurable Outcome(s)

The ENRTF appropriation was used with other funding sources in FY2012, FY2013, and FY2014 to: (1) conduct watercraft inspections at public water access sites (2) develop and implement BMPs at water access sights, (3) provide technical assistance to LGUs and local citizens related to AIS public awareness, rapid response to new infestations, and containment activities, (4) coordinate regionally on invasive carp prevention, (5) develop aquatic invasive species documentary. 

Source of Additional Funds

ENRTF funds were supplemented by approximately $6 million annually in funding primarily from the Invasive Species Account, the General Fund, and federal funds.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Subd. 9(c)
Appropriation Language

Subd. 9(c) Aquatic Invasive Species. $2,177,000 the first year and $2,513,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to accelerate aquatic invasive species programs, including the development and implementation of best management practices for public water access facilities to implement aquatic invasive species prevention strategies including activities directly related to and necessary for this appropriation.

Number of full time equivalents funded
10
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The ENRTF appropriation was used with other funding sources in FY2012, FY2013, and FY2014 to: (1) conduct watercraft inspections at public water access sites (2) develop and implement BMPs at water access sights, (3) provide technical assistance to LGUs and local citizens related to AIS public awareness, rapid response to new infestations, and containment activities, (4) coordinate regionally on invasive carp prevention, (5) develop aquatic invasive species documentary.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The ENRTF appropriation was used with other funding sources in FY2012, FY2013, and FY2014 to: (1) conduct watercraft inspections at public water access sites (2) develop and implement BMPs at water access sights, (3) provide technical assistance to LGUs and local citizens related to AIS public awareness, rapid response to new infestations, and containment activities, (4) coordinate regionally on invasive carp prevention, (5) develop aquatic invasive species documentary.

Source of Additional Funds

ENRTF funds were supplemented by approximately $6 million annually in funding primarily from the Invasive Species Account, the General Fund, and federal funds.

Project Overview

To address the problems caused by invasive species, the 1991 Minnesota Legislature directed the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to establish the Invasive Species Program. The program is designed to implement actions to prevent the spread of invasive species and manage invasive aquatic plants and wild animals (Minnesota Statutes 84D).
The three primary goals of the DNR Invasive Species Program are to:
1. Prevent the introduction of new invasive species into Minnesota.
2. Prevent the spread of invasive species within Minnesota.
3. Reduce the impacts caused by invasive species to Minnesota’s ecology, society, and economy.

Project Manager
First Name
Ann
Last Name
Pierce
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5119
Email
ann.pierce@state.mn.us