Scientific and Natural Areas Acquisition, Restoration, Citizen Science and Engagement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
MN DNR
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2020
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 09b
Appropriation Language

$2,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to acquire at least 250 acres of land with high-quality native plant communities and rare features to be established as scientific and natural areas as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5, restore and improve at least 1,000 acres of scientific and natural areas, and provide technical assistance and outreach, including site steward events. At least one-third of the appropriation must be spent on restoration activities. A list of proposed acquisitions and restorations must be provided as part of the required work plan. Land acquired with this appropriation must be sufficiently improved to meet at least minimum management standards, as determined by the commissioner of natural resources. When feasible, consideration must be given to accommodate trails on lands acquired. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2020, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Manager
First Name
Ann
Last Name
Pierce
Organization Name
MN DNR
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd N, Box 25
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5119
Email
ann.pierce@state.mn.us