Updating the National Wetland Inventory for Minnesota ? Phase IV

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
MN DNR
Recipient Type
State Government
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2016
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cook
Itasca
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Norman
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 03d
Appropriation Language

$1,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to continue the update and enhancement of wetland inventory maps for Minnesota. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2016, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$1,000,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
16.36
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Description of Funds
ENRTF
Project Overview

Over the past 100 years, about half of Minnesota’s original 22 million acres of wetlands have been drained or filled. Some regions of the State have lost more than 90 percent of their original wetlands. The National Wetland Inventory, a program initiated in the 1970s, is an important tool used at all levels of government and by private industry, non-profit organizations, and private landowners for wetland regulation and management, land management and conservation planning, environmental impact assessment, and natural resource inventories. The data behind the National Wetlands Inventory for Minnesota is now considerably out-of-date and a multi-phase, multi-agency collaborative effort coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is underway to update the data for the whole state. This appropriation is being used to conduct the fourth of six phases of this effort, which involves wetlands maps for portions of Lake, Cook, and St. Louis counties in northeastern Minnesota. A completed wetlands inventory will help improve wetland protection and management.

Project Manager
First Name
Steve
Last Name
Kloiber
Organization Name
MN DNR
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd, Box 25
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5164
Email
steve.kloiber@state.mn.us