State Park and Recreation Area Operations and Improvements

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,877,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,750,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Trails
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Preservation
Restoration/Enhancement
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(a)
Appropriation Language

M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(a) State Park and Recreation Area Operations and Improvements. $1,877,000 the first year and $1,750,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for state park and recreation area operations and improvements, including activities directly related to and necessary for this appropriation.  This appropriation is not subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections 116P.05, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), and 116P.09, subdivision 4.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,877,000
Direct expenses
$1,877,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
30.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

ProjectNat. Community RestorationPrescribed BurningInvasive Species ManagementRare Species & Cultural Res Mgmt.Nat. community mapping & resource inv.Resource Assessments of prop. development

Measurable Outcome(s)

Project2012Nat. Community Restoration 719 acresPrescribed Burning4,848 acresInvasive Species Management11,738 acresRare Species & Cultural Res Mgmt.20 projectsNat. community mapping & resource inv.19 projectsResource Assessments of prop. development 166

Source of Additional Funds

Parks and Trails Fund, State Parks Working Capital Account

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Chp. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(a)
Appropriation Language

M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 2, Subd. 4(a) State Park and Recreation Area Operations and Improvements. $1,877,000 the first year and $1,750,000 the second year are from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for state park and recreation area operations and improvements, including activities directly related to and necessary for this appropriation.  This appropriation is not subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections 116P.05, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), and 116P.09, subdivision 4.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,750,000
Direct expenses
$1,750,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
30.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

ProjectNat. Community RestorationPrescribed BurningInvasive Species ManagementRare Species & Cultural Res Mgmt.Nat. community mapping & resource inv.Resource Assessments of prop. development

Measurable Outcome(s)

Project2013Nat. Community Restoration 920 acresPrescribed Burning4,153 acresInvasive Species Management15,363 acresRare Species & Cultural Res Mgmt.19 projectsNat. community mapping & resource inv.28 projectsResource Assessments of prop. development 118

Source of Additional Funds

Parks and Trails Fund, State Parks Working Capital Account

Project Overview

Funds from this appropriation were directed wholly toward the Division of Parks & Trails (PAT) resource management program. The PAT resource management program was established in 1978 and is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing natural/cultural resource management efforts on division-administered lands. PAT administers approximately 250,000 acres of land, of which less than 5% is developed as campgrounds, roads/trails or other use areas. Nearly half of all MN endangered, threatened and special concern species are found on PAT lands as well as thousands of acres of high quality remnant and restored prairie, forests, wetlands and other natural communities. The division also protects approximately 600 National Register structures, sites and objects as well as over 900 known archaeological sites.

This appropriation provided the monies necessary to fund the 16 positions within the PAT resource program as well as part-time labor at state park units to accomplish resource management work. These monies were supplemented by approximately $1.8 million in project funds annually from primarily the Parks and Trails Fund and the State Parks Working Capital Account.

Project Manager
First Name
Edward
Last Name
Quinn
Organization Name
Department of Natural Resources
Street Address
500 Lafayette Road
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5594
Email
edward.quinn@state.mn.us