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Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Aitkin
Becker
Cass
Crow Wing
Douglas
Hubbard
Morrison
Otter Tail
Todd
Recipient
Minnesota River Board
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$91,691
Fund Source

This project will support a civic engagement cohort that will be offered in southwest Minnesota to foster partnering and build capacity of local government, organizations, and residents for effective civic engagement in water protection and restoration. This project will also build networks and the skill set of local resource professionals to do effective civic engagement work for water restoration and protection. The cohort will be administered through the Minnesota River Board (MRB), established in 1995 with a goal of focusing water management efforts on the local level.

Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Chippewa
Cottonwood
Douglas
Faribault
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Martin
McLeod
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Pope
Redwood
Renville
Rock
Sibley
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Waseca
Watonwan
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
U of MN
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$520,000
Becker
Big Stone
Brown
Chippewa
Clay
Cottonwood
Dodge
Grant
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
Murray
Nobles
Norman
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Rock
Roseau
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Wadena
Watonwan
Wilkin
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$636,000

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been decimating ash throughout the Great Lake States and is currently advancing into Minnesota, threatening the future of the ash forests that occur across much of the state. Of particular concern is the impact EAB will have on the ecology and functioning of black ash swamps, which cover over one million acres in Minnesota and represent the state’s most common ash forest type. Black ash trees grow and thrive in swamps and occupy a unique wet niche where few other tree species grow.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Kanabec
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pine
Roseau
St. Louis
Stearns
Recipient
U of MN
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$336,000

Minnesota has 9.5 million acres of public forest lands that play an important role in sustaining Minnesota’s environment and economy. The policies and programs used by public timber sale programs can impact post-harvest ecological conditions and have pronounced effects on the composition, structure, and productivity of the forest in the future. Additionally, timber harvesting revenues play an important role in economic activity, employment, and tax revenue.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Pine
St. Louis
Recipient
U of MN
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$190,000

Over 527,000 acres of unmanaged woodlands are being used for livestock grazing throughout Minnesota. Managing these grazed woodlands based on the use of best management practices can provide environmental and economic opportunities, including improved water quality, maximized forage production, and higher-quality timber. The best management practices involved are commonly used in other parts of the country with other types of ecosystems, but have not been widely adopted in Minnesota due to a lack of knowledge and experience with implementing them within the ecosystems of Minnesota.

Beltrami
Benton
Carver
Cass
Crow Wing
Itasca
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
McLeod
Meeker
Morrison
Renville
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Todd
Wadena
Wright
Recipient
University of Minnesota
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Morrison
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
St. Louis
Todd
Wadena
Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$359,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Le Sueur
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Ramsey
Rice
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Steele
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Wright
Recipient
U of MN
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$262,000

Minnesota has 15.9 million acres of forest land managed by a variety of county, state and federal agencies, and private landowners for timber production, wildlife habitat, and ecological considerations. Forest managers rely on inventory data to make effective planning and management decisions. Because forests are continually changing through natural and human processes, forest inventory data is periodically updated. However, doing so is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor and, as a result, much of Minnesota’s forest inventory data is currently out of date.

Aitkin
Becker
Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Itasca
Kanabec
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pine
Roseau
St. Louis
Wadena
Recipient
University of Minnesota-Extension
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$110,000
Fund Source

Funding supports an Irrigation Specialist to develop guidance and provide education on irrigation and nitrogen best management practices (BMPs). In this position, Dr. Vasu Sharma provides direct support to irrigators on issues of irrigation scheduling and soil water monitoring. She is collaborating on the development of new irrigation scheduling tools that help irrigators manage water and nitrogen resources more precisely. These tools help reduce nitrogen leaching losses in irrigated cropping systems.

Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Goodhue
Grant
Hubbard
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Marshall
Meeker
Morrison
Mower
Norman
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Renville
Rice
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Watonwan
Wright
Recipient
U of MN
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000

Native to the western United States and Canada, mountain pine beetle is considered the most devastating forest insect in North America. Trees usually die as a result of infestation and an unprecedented outbreak in the west is currently decimating pine forests there. While mountain pine beetle is not presently believed to reside in Minnesota, there are risks posed by an expanding species range resulting from warming climate and the potential for accidental introduction via lumber imports from infested areas.

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Chisago
Clearwater
Cook
Crow Wing
Fillmore
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kittson
Koochiching
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Mahnomen
Marshall
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pine
Polk
Ramsey
Roseau
Sherburne
St. Louis
Stearns
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Recipient
MN State University - Mankato
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$124,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Traverse
Waseca
Watonwan
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,706
Operating Support
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Benton
Morrison
Todd
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Dakota
Washington
Hennepin
Scott
Murray
Goodhue
Ramsey
Pope
Carver
Anoka
Pipestone
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Cass
Isanti
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$40,570
Operating Support
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Benton
Morrison
Todd
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Dakota
Washington
Hennepin
Scott
Murray
Goodhue
Ramsey
Pope
Carver
Anoka
Pipestone
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Cass
Isanti
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$44,988
Operating Support
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Benton
Morrison
Todd
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Dakota
Washington
Hennepin
Scott
Murray
Ramsey
Pope
Carver
Anoka
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$17,850
Operating Support
Stearns
Sherburne
Wright
Benton
Morrison
Todd
Douglas
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$51,315

Operating Support

Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
Lyon
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,557

Operating Support

Anoka
Benton
Brown
Carver
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Hennepin
Isanti
Kandiyohi
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Pope
Ramsey
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Washington
Wright
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,198
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Carlton
Cass
Chisago
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Murray
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Todd
Washington
Wright
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,708
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,856
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Nicollet
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pope
Ramsey
Renville
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
College of Saint Benedict AKA College of Saint Benedict Fine Arts Programming
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$39,435
Operating Support
Aitkin
Anoka
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Freeborn
Hennepin
Houston
Isanti
Itasca
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Koochiching
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
St. Louis
Swift
Todd
Wadena
Washington
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$22,908
Operating Support
Anoka
Benton
Brown
Chisago
Crow Wing
Dakota
Douglas
Goodhue
Hennepin
Isanti
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Le Sueur
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Olmsted
Pope
Rice
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Washington
Wright
Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$815,000
Anoka
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Pope
Ramsey
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Sherburne
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine
Recipient
University of Minnesota: Sponsored Projects Administration
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$80,322
Fund Source

This project will be the first of its kind Civic Engagement Cohort that focusses its efforts in an individual watershed. The Otter Tail River Watershed is scheduled to start a Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) in 2016 and as a component of that project, the cohort will provide the civic engagement requirement. The cohort will be comprised of 25-30 individuals located throughout the watershed who represent a broad spectrum of resource managers and citizens who are familiar with water quality and watershed management.

Becker
Clay
Clearwater
Mahnomen
Otter Tail
Wilkin
Recipient
Saint John's University AKA Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Project Trio residency and performance
Washington
Dakota
Ramsey
Anoka
Sherburne
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Stearns
Todd
Morrison
Benton
Recipient
Regents of the University of Minnesota (American Indian Studies)
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$48,675

To hire qualified professionals to produce materials on the Ojibwe language for public access.

Beltrami
Carlton
Cass
Clearwater
Cook
Koochiching
Lake of the Woods
St. Louis
Hubbard
Itasca
Marshall
Pennington
Polk
Red Lake
Roseau
Recipient
U of MN
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000

Sandhill cranes have expanded their range in Minnesota and elsewhere and as populations have expanded several states, including Minnesota, have initiated sandhill crane hunting seasons and other states are considering doing the same. Partially this is in response to increasing complaints of crop degradation by sandhill cranes.

Becker
Beltrami
Cass
Clearwater
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Morrison
Todd
Wadena
Recipient
Multiple public water systems
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$113,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source

Approximately 70 percent of all Minnesotans rely on groundwater as their primary source of drinking water. Wells used for drinking water must be properly sealed when removed from service to protect both public health and Minnesota’s invaluable groundwater resources. The Minnesota Department of Health protects both public health and groundwater by assuring the proper sealing of unused wells.
Clean Water funds are being provided to well owners as a 50% cost-share assistance for sealing unused public water-supply wells.

Anoka
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Cook
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Faribault
Fillmore
Hennepin
Lyon
McLeod
Morrison
Mower
Olmsted
Rice
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Winona
Wright
Recipient
U of MN - WCROC
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$475,000
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Cass
Chippewa
Clay
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Hubbard
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pipestone
Polk
Pope
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Sibley
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine