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Recipient
University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in in the 67 counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

Recipient
University of Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

Recipient
DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,740,000
Fund Source

The Native Prairie Bank Program will work with willing landowners to enroll 760 acres of native prairie in perpetual easements. Enrollment will focus on Minnesota Prairie Plan identified landscapes and target high quality prairies that provide valuable wildlife habitat.

Recipient
DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,880,000
Fund Source

We propose restoration and enhancement of prairie and savanna on WMA’s, SNA’s, and Native Prairie Banks in Minnesota and restoration and enhancement of bluff prairies on State Forest Land in southeast Minnesota.

Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,620,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the permanent protection of 900 acres of wetlands (225 acres) and grasslands (675 acres) as Waterfowl Production Areas open to public hunting in Minnesota.

Recipient
Pheasants Forever
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,452,000
Fund Source

This proposal accelerates the protection of 900 acres of prairie grassland, wetland, and other wildlife habitat as State Wildlife Management Areas open to public hunting.

Recipient
Minnesota Zoo
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$269,000

As Minnesota’s state Zoo, we are committed to ensuring that our programs are accessible to all our citizens – regardless of age, geographic location, disability or background. “Zoo Unlimited” is our community outreach and access initiative that unites a wide range of programs and policies designed to ensure every Minnesotan has unlimited opportunities to form stronger connections with the natural world. Legacy funds help us implement this program bridge barriers that keep people from connecting with all the Zoo has to offer.

Recipient
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$147,000

CMSM opened its new permanent site with increased capacity to serve as an informal learning center that playfully engages children, families, and school groups in interactive experiences with the art and cultural heritage of southern Minnesota. With its current appropriation, CMSM is poised to strengthen its core as an institution that promotes arts and cultural heritage learning through continued

Recipient
Farmers, Rural Landowners, and Agricultural Supply Businesses
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,500,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source

The AgBMP Loan Program provides needed funding for local implementation of clean water practices at an extremely low cost, is unique in its structure and is not duplicated by any other source of funding.The AgBMP loan program provides 3% loans through local lenders to farmers, rural landowners, and agriculture supply businesses.

Recipient
Appleton 52 Wing Restoration Committee
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,490
Art Project
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Community Education
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,650
Art Project
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra LTD
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Recipient
Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Art Project
Recipient
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,990
Art Project
Recipient
Lac qui Parle County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,936
Art Project Legacy
Recipient
Lac Qui Parle Players
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,455
Art Project
Recipient
Meander Art Crawl
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Art Project
Recipient
Pioneer Public Television
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$20,000
Art Project Legacy
Recipient
City of Watson
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,148
Art Project
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,191
Arts Organization Development
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,588
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Lac qui Parle Valley School District 2853 AKA Lac qui Parle Valley School District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Renville County West Schools
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,000
Arts in the Schools
Recipient
Illusion Theater and School, Inc. AKA Illusion Theater
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$69,265
Arts Tour Minnesota
Recipient
DNR
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,570,000
Fund Source

Acquire 910 acres of high priority habitats for designation as Wildlife Management Areas or Scientific & Natural Areas emphasizing Prairie Conservation Plan implementation and coordinating with partners. All lands will be open for public hunting, fishing and trapping.

Recipient
Prairie Arts Chorale
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,672
Equip/Fac
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Equipment/Facilities
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.

Recipient
Lac qui Parle-Yellow Bank Watershed District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$155,060
Fund Source

The primary goal of this project is to partner with stakeholders in the development of a comprehensive Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategies (WRAPS) report to be used on the local level. Achieving this goal will require sound working relationships between local government units (LGUs), watershed citizens, and state and federal government. Gathering input from these groups will be critical when the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) drafts a WRAPS Report that can be utilized by local decision-makers.

Recipient
Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,500
Local Arts Initiative
Recipient
Upper Minnesota River Watershed District
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$228,013
Fund Source

The goal of this project is to develop a Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan (WRAPS) to be used at the local level. It will increase the number of citizens participating in education and outreach events; foster information and idea exchange around watershed issues through relationships and social networks; involve community members in crafting civic engagement activities/plans in which they feel ownership and desire to implement; and promote awareness, concern, and watershed stewardship to community organizations/institutions.

Recipient
The Nature Conservancy
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,032,000
Fund Source

This project contributes to the goals of the MN Prairie Conservation Plan by protecting 800 acres of prairie/wetland/savanna habitat; restoring 150 acres prairie/wetland; and enhancing 6,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, grasslands and savanna.

Recipient
Lac qui Parle County Historical Society
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,052
To hire a qualified museum lighting professional to develop a museum lighting plan.
Recipient
The Nature Conservancy with USFWS
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,430,000
Fund Source

The Nature Conservancy and US Fish and Wildlife Service will cooperate to permanently protect native prairie and associated complexes of wetlands and other native habitats in western Minnesota by purchasing 1,090 acres of fee title properties and/or habitat easements.

Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,630
Operating Support
Recipient
Marshall Area Fine Arts Council
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,629
Operating Support
Recipient
Prairie Arts Chorale
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,785
Operating Support
Recipient
American Craft Council
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$86,781
Operating Support
Recipient
The Cedar Cultural Center, Inc. AKA The Cedar
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$56,361
Operating Support
Recipient
The Children's Theatre Company and School AKA Children's Theatre Company
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$285,713
Operating Support