Overall Project Outcome and Results (includes Use and Dissemination)
Minnesota's native prairie covered about 18 million acres at the time of the public land surveys (1847-1908); currently less than one percent remains. This multi-faceted prairie project was designed to increase conservation of native prairie and provide tools for long-term management and assessment of this rare resource. Project results addressed:
Overall Project Outcomes and Results
The 2004 LCMR Parks Study and the 2003-2008 State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) recommended better coordination among Minnesota's outdoor recreation providers. This project addressed these recommendations by engaging public and private outdoor recreation leaders to transform better coordination into shared knowledge and practices.
Overall Project Outcome and Results
Minnesota prairies reliably produce bioenergy resources which largely go untapped. This project sought management practices to promote wildlife and habitat diversity on future working prairies used for bioenergy in Minnesota. It combined harvested areas with refuges and monitored wildlife populations and bioenergy potential in Minnesota grasslands, while developing protocols for future long-term work.
The purpose of this program is to conduct additional requested conservation education programs for school and other groups. This program expands the reach of conservation education to local communities.
Overall Project Outcome and Results
Since collection of digital easement data within the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) first began in the late 1990's, every effort had been made to keep the database accurate and complete. However, over a decade later, and with over 5,000 easements and growing, it became prudent (particularly with the advent of more advanced technology) to reexamine, update, and enhance that database.
The division is contracting for services under the strategic program objectives of the Legacy fund. This project aims to assist the division through work under Connecting People to the Outdoors objective.
The division is contracting for services under the strategic program objectives of the Legacy fund. This project aims to assist the division through work under Accelerated Natural Resource Management objective
The division is contracting for services under the strategic program objectives of the Legacy fund. This project aims to assist the division through work under the Accelerate Facility Maintenance and Rehabilitation objective
"I Can Camp" offers a safe and comfortable way for families to learn the basics of tent camping through first-hand experience. "I Can Camp" attendees receive access to camping gear and participate in outdoor skill-building activities during the overnight workshop.
The division has begun a new career-track training program that utilizes "individual placement" corpsmembers, currently stationed at DNR headquarters. With Legacy Funding, the Conservation Corps was able to hire two individual placement positions in 2010 and offered a total of five Legacy Funded positions in the 2011 program year that serve division Legacy program needs.
Funds will be used by the LCCMR to provide assistance for an unexpected, urgent, or emergency need where time is of the essence, as authorized in Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.08, subdivision 4, paragraph (d).
The DNR Gateway to the Outdoors Initiative is a department-wide effort to stem the decline in outdoor recreation participation, and connect people to the outdoors through the use of Minnesota State Parks and Trails.
Project Outcome and Results
Minnesota Schools Cutting Carbon (MnSCC) is a three-year project that engaged over 7,000 students in 100 public high schools, colleges and universities across Minnesota to save energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their schools.