Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$226,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$104,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$185,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$185,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2011
Activity Type
Planning
Education/Outreach/Engagement
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
$150,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota DNR Parks and Trails Metropolitan Council and Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission will continue to cooperate with other partners on developing a website providing the public with access to integrated information on parks and trails of statewide and regional significance.

The Minnesota DNR Parks and Trails will provide staff to support the efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee during FY19. Specifically in FY18 the Advisory Committee in partnership with DNR Metropolitan Council and Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission will release the final report summarizing the 10th Anniversary of Legacy regional events held during 2018.

, Minnesota's Great Outdoors (mn.gov/greatoutdoors) the website of all Legacy-eligible parks and trails of state and regional significance launched in June 2018. FY19 will see maintenance evaluation and refinement of the site.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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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
$150,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Minnesota DNR Parks and Trails will provide staff to support the ongoing efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee to champion the Legacy 25 Year Plan during FY18.

Specifically in FY18 the Advisory Committee in partnership with DNR Metropolitan Council and Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are holding a series of eight (8) regional events around the state between January and June 2018 on the theme "What's Your Legacy?". The purpose of the events is to (1) celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the passage of the Legacy Amendment; (2) provide information and education about what the Legacy Amendment is and what has been accomplished; and (3) gather input from those attending on their views of how to best move forward with Legacy investments in the future.

Additional assistance is provided by a Conservation Corps individual placement specialist whose specialty is youth outreach., The website of all Legacy-eligible parks and trails of state and regional significance launched a beta site in FY18 and conducted additional usability testing with members of the public. Public launch of the site is expected toward the end of FY18.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In FY18 the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee worked with the convening agencies (MN DNR Parks and Trails Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission and Metropolitan Council) to champion the vision of the 25 Year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan.

Specifically the Advisory Committee planned and held a series of regional public events for FY18 to celebrate and educate about Legacy and to gather input from the public. The events provided information on funded Legacy projects that supplement and provide context for the regular Legacy reporting at the Legislative Coordinating Commission website (where you are reading this text). A report summarizing the activities and findings of the events will be published in FY19.

The website of all Legacy-eligible parks and trails of state and regional significance was launched in FY18 (June 2018). Please visit the site use it and provide feedback there (mn.gov/greatoutdoors)!, The website of all Legacy-eligible parks and trails of state and regional significance was launched in FY18 (June 2018). Please visit the site use it and provide feedback there (mn.gov/greatoutdoors)!

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
$200,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MN DNR Met Council and Greater MN will continue to cooperate with other partners on developing a website providing the public with access to integrated information on parks and trails of statewide and regional significance., The MN DNR will provide staff to support the efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee during FY17. Additional assistance is provided by a Conservation Corps individual placement specialist whose specialty is youth outreach.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The website of all Legacy-eligible parks and trails of state and regional significance made major strides forward in FY17 with the development of a working prototype usability testing with members of the public and ongoing gathering of data from many disparate sources to form a seamless whole. The site will launch in FY18., In FY17 the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee worked with the convening agencies (MN DNR Parks and Trails Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission and Metropolitan Council) to champion the vision of the 25 Year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan.

Specifically the Advisory Committee led the effort to review the progress of the agencies in advancing the vision of the 25 Year Plan. The committee then began planning a series of regional public events for FY18 to celebrate and educate about Legacy and to gather input from the public. Additionally the committee worked with the agencies to plan a new annual Shared Outcomes Report to supplement and provide context for the regular Legacy reporting at the Legislative Coordinating Commission website (where you are reading this text).

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
$226,000
Direct expenses
$226,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MN DNR Met Council and Greater MN will cooperate on developing a website providing the public with access to integrated information on parks and trails of statewide and regional significance., The MN DNR will provide staff to support the efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee during FY16. Additional assistance is provided by a Conservation Corps individual placement specialist whose specialty is youth outreach.

Measurable Outcome(s)

MN DNR Met Council and Greater MN cooperated with Explore Minnesota Tourism on developing a website providing the public with access to integrated information on parks and trails of statewide and regional significance. In F16 a contract with the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MNGeo) was executed and work progressed. The site is expected to launch at the end of FY17., The MN DNR successfully provided staff to support the efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee during FY16. Additional assistance was provided by a Conservation Corps individual placement specialist whose specialty is youth outreach.

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

$200000 the first year and $207000 the second year are for enhanced integrated and accessible Web-based information for park and trail users; joint marketing and promotional efforts for all parks and trails of regional or statewide significance; and support of activities of a parks and trails legacy advisory committee. Of this amount $100000 the first year and $103000 the second year are for Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission capacity building

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$104,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The MN DNR is directed to support the efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Supported by DNR staff The Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee (LAC) met every other month during FY15 and continue to make progress to coordinate among partners including DNR Metropolitan Council and implementing agencies and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. Current Legacy Advisory Committee efforts include continuing focus on measuring progress toward the 25-year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan involving youth and young adults (12-24 years of age) and developing an integrated website to enhance outdoor recreation access to Minnesota citizens.

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

$200000 the first year and $207000 the second year are for enhanced integrated and accessible Web-based information for park and trail users; joint marketing and promotional efforts for all parks and trails of regional or statewide significance; and support of activities of a parks and trails legacy advisory committee. Of this amount $100000 the first year and $103000 the second year are for Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission capacity building

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Direct expenses
$90,000
Administration costs
$10,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.08
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The MN DNR is directed to support the efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Supported by DNR staff The Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee (LAC) met every other month during FY14 and continue to make great progress to coordinate among partners including DNR Metropolitan Council and Greater Minnesota. Current Legacy Advisory Committee efforts include a focus on measuring progress toward the 25-year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan involving youth and young adults (12-24 years of age) and developing a website to enhance communications with Minnesota citizens. The LAC also supports ongoing work among DNR Metropolitan Council and implementing agencies and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission to develop user-friendly web-based information for park and trail users.

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
$185,000
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
$185,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The 17 member advisory committee is appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources the Chair of the Metropolitan Council and the Chair of the Greater a MN Regional Parks and Trails Commission.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The 17-member Advisory Committee meets every other month. The group has begun work on promoting and coordinating implementation of the Parks and Trails Legacy Plan and assessing progress towards achievement of the five year priorities in the Legacy Plan.

Project Overview

The 17 member Park and Trail Legacy Advisory Committee is appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, the Chair of the Metropolitan Council and the Chair of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. The mission of the committee is to champion the 25 year "Parks and Trails Legacy Plan" by providing recommendations to enhance promotion, coordination, and accountability throughout implementation of the plan.

The integrated website will provide the public with a seamless gateway to information about the offerings of the many providers of outdoor recreation in the state of Minnesota at regional and state scales.

About the Issue

The "Parks and Trails Legacy Plan" recommended formation of an advisory committee to encourage the coordinated development of a network of regional and state parks and trails. The plan also recommended that the committee promote and monitor the implementation of the Legacy Plan.

Project Manager
First Name
Laura
Last Name
Preus
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
Saint Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5639
Email
laura.preus@state.mn.us