Invasive Species Detection, Prevention, and Control on Lands Administered by the Division of Parks and Trails

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$886,996
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,047,050
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$274,364
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$675,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$539,510
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$476,600
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$472,773
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$472,773
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
In Progress
Activity Type
Restoration/Enhancement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2017 Regular Session Ch. 91 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

$16584000 the first year and $18891000 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.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$886,996
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

In 2019 the division will manage approximately 11 000 acres for invasive species. Acreage is decreasing in part due to successful control efforts.

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

$16584000 the first year and $18891000 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.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,047,050
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

In 2018 the division will manage approximately 14 000 acres for invasive species. Acreage is decreasing in part due to successful control efforts.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The division has managed approximately 12 886 acres of invasive species as of January 2018. This figure includes targets resulting from all sources of natural resource management funding (Legacy ENRTF/LCCMR etc.). Legacy funding allows significant acceleration of accomplishments from pre-Legacy years.

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

$17237000 the first year and $18067000 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.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$274,364
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The division will manage approximately 16 000 acres for invasive species.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The division has managed approximately 20 140 acres of invasive species as of January 2017. This figure includes targets resulting from all sources of natural resource management funding (Legacy ENRTF/LCCMR etc.). Legacy funding allows significant acceleration of accomplishments from pre-Legacy years.

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

$17237000 the first year and $18067000 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.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$675,000
Direct expenses
$675,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The division will manage approximately 11 600 acres for invasive species.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The division has managed approximately 14 364 acres of invasive species as of January 2016. This figure includes targets resulting from all sources of natural resource management funding (Legacy Bonding etc.). Legacy funding allows significant acceleration of accomplishments from pre-Legacy years.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Ch. 137 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

$16821000 the first year and $16953000 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.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$539,510
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The division will manage approximately 15 000 acres for invasive species.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The division has managed approximately 15 153 acres of invasive species as of January 2015. This figure includes targets resulting from all sources of natural resource management funding (Legacy Bonding etc.). Legacy funding allows significant acceleration of accomplishments from pre-Legacy years.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013 Ch. 137 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

$16821000 the first year and $16953000 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.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$476,600
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The division will manage approximately 15 000 acres for invasive species.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The division has managed approximately 15 636 acres of invasive species as of January 2014. This figure includes targets resulting from all sources of natural resource management funding (Legacy Bonding etc.). Legacy funding allows significant acceleration of accomplishments from pre-Legacy years.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 First Special Session Ch. 6 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(3)
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
$472,773
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011 First Special Session Ch. 6 Art. 3 Sec. 3(a)(3)
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
$472,773
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MNDNR Parks and Trails has generally controlled invasives on about 8 000 acres per biennium. the biennial target is 21 000 acres.

Measurable Outcome(s)

MNDNR Parks and Trails controlled invasives on 23 702 acres during this biennium. This represents 113% of the target. Final FY12-FY13 totals will be available at the end of the 2013 calendar year when field staff provide statewide accomplishment reports however the target has already been exceeded.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009 Ch. 172 Art. 3 Sec. 2 (2)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009 Ch. 172 Art. 3 Sec. 2 (2)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MNDNR Parks and Trails has generally controlled invasives on about 12 168 acres per biennium so the division's target for FY2010-2011 including the additional 4 000 acres is 16 168 acres.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The division exceeded its target (16 168 acres) by approximately 25% (20 133 total acres). While this is great progress many acres of state park land remain infested with non-native plants.

Project Overview

This on-going program is for detecting, mapping and controlling invasive plant species and re-establishing native vegetation in their place on lands administered by the Division of Parks and Trails. Control of invasive plant species furthers progress to preserve and restore the quality of native plant communities on Parks and Trails lands as well as helps prevent the spread of invasives to new locations.

About the Issue

Invasives species are considered the second most significant threat to protection of biodiversity in the United States, affecting about half of all rare species. MNDNR has also identified invasive species as one of the greatest land and water challenges facing the state. PAT invasive species control efforts are largely focused on aggressive exotic plant species which are most likely to negatively impact state park lands such as buckthorn, Canada thistle and garlic mustard. Controlling invasive species helps the division to meet its statutory mandate to preserve, perpetuate. . .natural features that existed in the area of the park prior to European settlement (MS 86A.05).

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