All Projects

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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DNR
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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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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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.

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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.

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The NetWork for Better Futures d/b/a Better Futures Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$845,000
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Wilderness Inquiry
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,200,000
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Minnesota Trout Unlimited
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
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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.

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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.

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DNR
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$160,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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MN DNR
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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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.

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


PROJECT OVERVIEW

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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.

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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.

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MN DNR
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
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MN DNR
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
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MN DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$135,000
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Audubon Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$146,000
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MN DNR
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$540,000

Asian carp pose a real and serious threat to Minnesota’s aquatic ecosystems. While there are a few instances of individual carp being found in Minnesota waters, including the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers, it is not presently believed that there are significant established populations in the state. In order to quickly and effectively respond to threats posed by Asian carp in the future, though, detailed information about the fish themselves is needed.

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US Geological Survey
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000

We propose to develop a genetic control tool that exploits the natural process of RNA silencing to effectively control zebra mussels without affecting other species.

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St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000

3.5 mile long bituminous surface trail beginning at the intersection of Hwy 169 and County Road 88 to Ely. In Ely, connection will be made to existing Mesabi Trail.

St. Louis
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MN DNR
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$416,000

Minnesota’s natural resource professional workforce is much less diverse than its citizenry and many other professional fields. The benefits of a more diverse workforce are many, including the ability of organizations to increase innovation and creativity, attract higher qualified candidate pools, and ensure services that meet the diverse interests and needs of all citizens.

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MN DNR
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000

Native Prairie Bank will help landowners conserve native prairie though outreach to 10,000 landowners and practitioners, restoration and enhancement of 870 acres, and protection of 600 acres through conservation easements.

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Pheasants Forever Inc
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$400,000
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Will Steger Foundation
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$325,000

Climate change has and will have profound effects on Minnesota’s economy, agriculture, tourism, and natural resources. While climate change is often discussed in the broader contexts of its potential impacts at a national or international level, research has shown that climate change education and behavior change happens more effectively when the issue is made local and relevant.

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