Conservation Program Technical Assistance Grants

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 04f
Appropriation Language

$3,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources to continue providing grants to soil and water conservation districts and other units of local and state government for the employment of staff to reenroll expiring lands into programs for conservation purposes. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2016, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$3,000,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
58.20
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Description of Funds
ENRTF
Project Overview

Enrollment of private lands in conservation programs can provide important natural resource and other public benefits by taking the lands out of production so that they can provide various wildlife, water quality, and ecological benefits. This appropriation is enabling the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources to continue to provide grants to local soil and water conservation districts for employment of technical staff to assist private landowners in implementing conservation programs. This effort is expected to assist with the enrollment, retention, and management of 170,000 private acres of grasslands, wetlands, and forests in federal and state conservation programs, particularly in areas expected to lose enrollments in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

Project Manager
First Name
Tim
Last Name
Koehler
Organization Name
Board of Water and Soil Resources
Street Address
520 Lafayette Rd
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 297-1894
Email
tim.koehler@state.mn.us