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Recipient
MN DNR
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$700,000

To map the aggregate resource potential of 6 counties. Each county has passed a county board resolution requesting this work to be completed.

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Recipient
Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$440,000

Reducing nitrate leaching on sandy soils of central Minnesota by developing water-efficient production methods, supply chains, and end-use markets for thee profitable perennial crops: Kernza, prairie, and alfalfa.

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$320,000

Provide 7-8 accessible fishing piers in locations that have a high potential to serve new angling communities, undeserved populations and anglers with physical disabilities.

Statewide
Recipient
University of St. Thomas
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,000

The occurrences of contaminants including antibiotics, other pharmaceuticals, and personal care products in the environment have gained increasing attention in recent years because of their potential health and ecological impacts. However, serious gaps remain in our understanding of these contaminants and the significance of the threats they may pose, such as to drinking water. Through this appropriation scientists at the University of St.

Anoka
Dakota
Goodhue
Hennepin
Ramsey
Sherburne
Stearns
Wabasha
Wright
Recipient
MN DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$260,000

Over a three-month period in 2010, approximately five million barrels of oil was spilled into the Gulf of Mexico causing extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats and resulting in significant losses in fish and wildlife populations. A number of Minnesota's migratory bird species spend parts of their lives in the areas impacted by the spill and impacts on their populations in the state could become evident over time.

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$141,000
Statewide
Recipient
University of St. Thomas
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$287,000
Statewide
Recipient
DNR
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$262,000


PROJECT OVERVIEW

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City of Virginia
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550,000

This project consists of the reconstruction of the existing Bailey Lake Trail and construction of a new fishing pier on Bailey Lake.

Statewide
Recipient
DNR
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Recipient
MN DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$140,000

Garlic mustard is a non-native, invasive plant species that is severely threatening native plant communities and degrading wildlife habitat in forest and riparian zones throughout the state. The plant is considered the highest priority species for development of long-term management solutions such as biological control, which involves using natural enemies of a non-native species from its native region to control or reduce the impact of the species in the areas where they are invasive.

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Recipient
City of Babbitt
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000

This project consists of expanding the existing Birch Lake Recreation Area to add a new 22 acre campground that will include 49 campsites for recreational vehicles and tent campers.

Statewide
Recipient
Superior Cycling Association
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000

Sustainably built singletrack mountain bike trail connecting trail clusters that draws new visitors and becomes part of the NE Minnesota efforts to become a national destination for mountain biking.

Statewide
Recipient
The NetWork for Better Futures d/b/a Better Futures Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$845,000
Statewide
Recipient
Great River Greening
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$524,000
Carver
Chisago
Hennepin
Recipient
Wilderness Inquiry
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200,000
Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Trout Unlimited
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
Statewide
Recipient
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$450,000

This project will connect over 11,000 students to the Boundary Waters through classroom education and wilderness canoe experiences, targeting diverse and underserved populations across Minnesota.

Statewide
Recipient
Minnesota Trout Unlimited
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000

Students will get outdoors for hands-on learning focused on water quality, groundwater, aquatic life, watershed health and their role as watershed stewards. Introductions to fishing and conservation will be offered.

Statewide
Recipient
DNR
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Statewide
Recipient
Saint Johns University
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,300,000
Stearns
Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000

Grassland ecosystems evolved to depend on periodic disturbances, such as fire and grazing, to maintain their health and stability. Periodic disturbances help control invasive species, add nutrients back into the soil, germinate plant seeds, enhance wildlife habitat, and more. In Minnesota habitat managers have used fire as a disturbance tool for decades but the use of grazing has been much rarer, mostly because of a lack of necessary infrastructure such as fencing.

Becker
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Douglas
Faribault
Grant
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Mahnomen
Norman
Otter Tail
Polk
Pope
Redwood
Stearns
Stevens
Traverse
Wilkin
Recipient
MN DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000

The purchase of conservation easements—restrictions on land use that protect natural features while keeping land in private ownership—has proven to be an effective means to protect land at a lower initial cost than full state ownership. However, once an easement is purchased there are ongoing stewardship, monitoring, and enforcement responsibilities necessary to ensure the terms of the agreement between the easement holder and the landowner are met.

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$88,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$87,000


PROJECT OVERVIEW

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000

Appropriations to non-state entities must be made through a formal contract with a state entity that manages all of the funds for the project on a reimbursement basis. This appropriation to Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) funds the expenses incurred by the DNR in contracting, contract management, and expense re-imbursement for most of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund appropriations made to non-state entities, including both new projects funded during the biennium and existing projects funded in previous bienniums.

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000

Appropriations to non-state entities must be made through a formal contract with a state entity that manages all of the funds for the project on a reimbursement basis. This appropriation to Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) funds the expenses incurred by the DNR in contracting, contract management, and expense re-imbursement for most of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund appropriations made to non-state entities, including both new projects funded during the biennium and existing projects funded in previous bienniums.

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000

Provide continued contract management and customer service to ENRTF pass-through appropriation recipients. Ensure funds are expended in compliance with appropriation law, state statute, grants policies, and approved work plans.

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000

Provide continued contract management and customer service to ENRTF pass-through appropriation recipients. Ensure funds are expended in compliance with appropriation law, state statute, grants policies, and approved work plans.

Statewide
Recipient
Audubon Minnesota
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$218,000
Dakota
Goodhue
Houston
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
Hiawatha Valley Resource Conservation & Development, Inc.
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,000

Terrestrial invasive plants such as buckthorn, wild parsnip, garlic mustard, and others are becoming widespread threats throughout many sites in Minnesota. Present chemical and mechanical control methods tend to be costly, effective only in the short-term, or have other negative environmental impacts. However, an alternative practice of using grazing animals for invasive species management is used successfully in many parts of the western United States.

Dodge
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Recipient
MN DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Anoka
Brown
Clay
Houston
Kanabec
Meeker
Morrison
Nicollet
Redwood
Renville
Sherburne
Sibley
Winona
Wright
Recipient
MN DNR
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,400,000

County geologic atlases provide information that is essential to sustainable management of Minnesotas groundwater resources by identifying key areas to protect our drinking water and ensure future availability for all.

Statewide
Recipient
MN DNR
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,875,000

The Minnesota County Geologic Atlas program is an ongoing effort begun in 1982 that is being conducted jointly by the University of Minnesota's Minnesota Geological Survey and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The program collects information on the geology of Minnesota to create maps and reports depicting the characteristics and pollution sensitivity of Minnesota's ground-water resources.

Benton
Carlton
Carver
Chisago
Sherburne
Sibley
Recipient
MN DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200,000

The Minnesota County Geologic Atlas program is an ongoing effort begun in 1979 that is being conducted jointly by the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Geological Survey and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This portion, called Part B and conducted by the DNR, analyzes water samples to understand water chemistry and sensitivity to pollution.

Anoka
Blue Earth
Clay
Houston
Morrison
Nicollet
Renville
Sherburne
Sibley
Wright
Recipient
Voyageur Country ATV
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000

This project consists of designating and improving a 5.6 mile wooded trail from Crane Lake to the Vermilion Falls to accommodate ATV and Snowmobile users.

Statewide
Recipient
Audubon Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$146,000
Statewide