Southeast Minnesota Stream Restoration

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Trout Unlimited, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Monitoring
Restoration/Enhancement
Technical Assistance
Counties Affected
Dakota
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Olmsted
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art.3, Sec. 2, Subd. 04p
Appropriation Language

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Trout Unlimited to restore at least four miles of riparian corridor for trout and nongame species in southeast Minnesota and increase local capacities to implement stream restoration through training and technical assistance. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2014, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$300,000
Direct expenses
$125,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.39
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 2, Art.3, Sec. 2, Subd. 04p
Appropriation Language

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with Trout Unlimited to restore at least four miles of riparian corridor for trout and nongame species in southeast Minnesota and increase local capacities to implement stream restoration through training and technical assistance. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2014, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$125,000
Direct expenses
$125,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.38
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

PROJECT OVERVIEW
Early European settlement and agricultural practices from the 1850s to the 1930s led to wide scale erosion, flooding, and altering of streams and valleys in southeast Minnesota. Hundreds of miles of clean coldwater creeks and streams were inundated with fine sediment as a result. While land use practices have improved, many streams still suffer from the practices of the past. Trout Unlimited is using this appropriation to work with private citizens and federal, state, and county agencies to conduct 12 showcase stream habitat restorations on more than four miles of southeastern Minnesota streams that will serve as models and build local capacity to conduct future restorations. Restoration target areas include parts of the Cannon River in Dakota County, Hay Creek in Goodhue County, Zumbro River in Wabasha County, Mill Creek in Olmsted County, Whitewater River in Winona County, Root River in Fillmore County, and Winnebago River in Houston County.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Jeff
Last Name
Hastings
Organization Name
Trout Unlimited Inc
Street Address
E7740 Hastings Ln
City
Westby
State
WI
Zip Code
54667
Phone
(608) 606-4158
Email
jhastings@tu.org