Coordinating with Partners - A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$398,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$371,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$355,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$310,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
N/A
Start Date
July 2011
Activity Type
Fund Administration
Planning
Analysis/Interpretation
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2017 Regular Session Ch. 91 Art. 3 Sec. 3(e)
Appropriation Language

$521000 the first year and $548000 the second year are for coordination and projects between the department the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced Web-based information for park and trail users; and support of activities of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$398,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Leadership and staff support for the 'Coordinating with Partners' pillar and its related programs:
1. Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program;
2. Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website;
3. Landscape reconstruction evaluations.
(see those programs for a summary of proposed outcomes).

In addition measurable goals in this area include presenting Parks and Trails Legacy accomplishments and engaging the public around future strategic directions at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair and planning to continue to that effort at the 2019 State Fair.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2017 Regular Session Ch. 91 Art. 3 Sec. 3(e)
Appropriation Language

$521000 the first year and $548000 the second year are for coordination and projects between the department the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced Web-based information for park and trail users; and support of activities of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$371,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Leadership and staff support for the 'Coordinating with Partners' pillar and its related programs:
1. Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program;
2. Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website;
3. Landscape reconstruction evaluations.
(see those programs for a summary of proposed outcomes).

Measurable Outcome(s)

In FY18 staff successfully supported the 'Coordinating with Partners' pillar and managed its related programs:
1. Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program;
2. Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website;
3. Landscape reconstruction evaluations.
(see individual programs for accomplishments).

In addition accomplishments in this area included preparations for highlighting Parks and Trails Legacy accomplishments and directions at the Minnesota State Fair in 2018 (at the DNR building).

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015 First Special Session Ch. 2 Art. 3 Sec. 3(e)
Appropriation Language

$536000 the first year and $555000 the second year are for coordination and projects between the department the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced Web-based information for park and trail users; and support of activities of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee. Of this amount $260000 the first year shall be used for a grant to the University of Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes to complete a legacy tracking project and to implement a survey on use patterns user needs and perceptions related to parks and trails in Minnesota. The tracking project and survey work must be done in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources Metropolitan Council and Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$355,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.2
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Staff support for the 'Coordinating with Partners' pillar and the successful management of its related programs:
1. Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program;
2. Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website;
3. Landscape reconstruction evaluations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In FY17 staff successfully supported the 'Coordinating with Partners' pillar and managed its related programs:
1. Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program;
2. Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website;
3. Landscape reconstruction evaluations.
(see individual programs for accomplishments).

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015 First Special Session Ch. 2 Art. 3 Sec. 3(e)
Appropriation Language

$536000 the first year and $555000 the second year are for coordination and projects between the department the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced Web-based information for park and trail users; and support of activities of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee. Of this amount $260000 the first year shall be used for a grant to the University of Minnesota Center for Changing Landscapes to complete a legacy tracking project and to implement a survey on use patterns user needs and perceptions related to parks and trails in Minnesota. The tracking project and survey work must be done in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources Metropolitan Council and Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$310,000
Direct expenses
$50,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.6
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Staff support for the 'Coordinating with Partners' pillar and the successful management of its related programs:
1. Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program;
2. Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website;
3. Landscape reconstruction evaluations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Staff successfully supported the 'Coordinating with Partners' pillar and the successful management of its related programs:
1. Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program;
2. Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website;
3. Landscape reconstruction evaluations.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 First Special Session Ch. 6 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(4)
Appropriation Language

Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources
(a)$14262000 the first year and $14603000 the second year are for state parks recreation areas and trails to:
(1)Connect people to the outdoors;
(2)Acquire land and create opportunities;
(3)Maintain existing holdings; and
(4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,000
Direct expenses
$185,000
Administration costs
$17,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.0
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 First Special Session Ch. 6 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(4)
Appropriation Language

Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources
(a)$14262000 the first year and $14603000 the second year are for state parks recreation areas and trails to:
(1)Connect people to the outdoors;
(2)Acquire land and create opportunities;
(3)Maintain existing holdings; and
(4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,000
Direct expenses
$185,000
Administration costs
$17,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.0
Project Overview

“Coordinating with Partners- A Parks and Trails Strategic Objective” is a program area representing DNR’s commitment to one of the four pillars identified in the 25 year Legacy plan. The Legacy plan identifies its purpose to ‘enhance coordination across the large and complex network of public, private, and non-profit partners that support Minnesota’s parks and trails to ensure seamless, enjoyable park and trail experiences for Minnesotans.’
The purpose of this program is to call attention to the pillar, but also to centralize and streamline reporting on other related programs within the pillar. Thus, this program captures all the information about what are known as “direct and necessary” administrative costs of managing the one other program that make up this pillar, as well as all information on the number of full time equivalent (or FTE) positions supported by the Legacy funds allocated to DNR Parks and Trails under this pillar.
Direct and necessary administrative costs include a wide range of activities, such as accounting and managerial expertise; a list of administrative activities has been compiled in Minnesota Management and Budget’s Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund Expenditure.
Other costs included in this program include direct, non-administrative costs of doing the work of taking care of what we have that do not fall directly in the other related program. This includes a range of professional staff or contractor services and materials needed to do the work.
FTEs reported here are consistent with the guidelines provided by the Legislative Coordinating Commission.

About the Issue

Resulting from the 25-year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan, the Minnesota Legislature instructed the DNR Division of Parks and Trails to:
(1)Connect people to the outdoors
(2)Acquire land and create opportunities
(3)Maintain existing holdings; and
(4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan

In addition, the MN Legislature directed all recipients of Legacy funds to report all direct expenses, administration costs, and number of full time equivalents (FTE's) funded by Legacy dollars.

Project Manager
First Name
Paul
Last Name
Purman
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5643
Email
paul.purman@state.mn.us