Minnesota's Legacy

Technical Service Area 8 GIS Technician

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Area 8 - North Central MN SWCDs JPB
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Wadena
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$35,231
Direct expenses
$140,925
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.27
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The practices proposed in this project are estimated to achieve a reduction of 50-96 tons of TSS/yr.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Planning Outcomes Include:

*Minor Watershed Assessment, Ranking and Prioritization
*Wild Rice Easement Lake Rankings
*MDA Vulnerability Maps, Updated Soil Survey & Nitrate Maps to SWCDs
*AIS Mapping / Updates & Assistance to MN DNR
*Block / TWP / County / Area Census Socioeconomic Data Summaries
*Morrison, Itasca and Wadena Habitat Maps
*Area Wide Soil Erosion Vulnerability Maps
*SFIA Data Processing / Easement Data Updates
*Area Lake Trend Analysis and Updating
*Lake Classification and Stream Categorization
*Protection / Risk Mapping by Minor Watershed
*WRAPs Mapping
*Inclusion of Crow Wing Soils in MRHWB Data Sets
*CWC Soil/Phosphorus Loss Mapping
*CWC Hydroconditioning

Education/Outreach Outcomes Include:

*JPB ArcGIS Training in Bemidji
*Multi-County ArcGIS Training

Technical/Engineering Outcomes include:

*Development of Land Conversion Risk Index
*PTMApp Testing and Training
*Hubbard County Water Plan Assistance
*Wadena County Water Plan Assistance
*Morrison County Water Plan Assistance
*Kooch County Water Plan Assistance
*LOTW County Water Plan Assistance
*Clearwater County Water Plan Assistance
*Itasca County Water Plan Assistance
*Project Feasibility and Prelim Design/WS Assesment ? Beltrami
*Feedlot Layer Revisions with GW Inclusions
*Characterizing Class IV Sensitive Soils
*Area Wide Soil Erosion Vulnerability Maps

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes
Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Board information for grantees can be found within contact directories on BWSR's website under Operational Resources, "About Our Partners".
Project Overview

A new GIS technician will help prioritize and target conservation activities and protection strategies in nine north-central Minnesota counties. The GIS technician will create GIS products, assessments, and watershed analysis to identify the high priority areas in each County or watershed in need of protection or restoration using all available data, including LiDAR, soils, land use, completed WRAPS and other datasets. These areas will then be targeted for future resource management efforts, Clean Water Fund projects, and additional conservation activities.

Project deliverables include: summarizing physical and socioeconomic characteristics of the area of interest, evaluation of land use trends and potential effects on water quality, stream power index, digital analysis of shoreline erosion potential, distributed soil loss (RUSLE) calculations, developing sediment delivery budgets and creating nutrient delivery indices. These products will improve the targeting strategies for conservation practices and better evaluate the potential impacts of such measures. The stormwater assessment and design will define catchment areas and identify potential treatment opportunities in cities and towns adjacent to surface waters in the member counties. Site visits by local staff will be conducted to verify information used to complete modeling and initial design. The resulting cost/benefit analyses of the potential stormwater treatment practices will be delivered to the community and incorporated into local water management plans.

Project Manager
First Name
Brent
Last Name
Rud
Organization Name
Area 8 - North Central MN SWCDs JPB
Street Address
701 Minnesota Ave NW Ste 113
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
218-333-4159
Email
brent.rud@co.beltrami.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp