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Recipient
MN DNR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,250,000

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:

Recipient
University of Minnesota
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$550,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results

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Whitewater Joint Powers Board
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results

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Minnesota Recreation and Park Association
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$45,000

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.

Recipient
University of Minnesota
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000

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.

Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$21,500
Fund Source
Buckthorn control to restore forested and cliffside native plant communities along the Fountain-Lanesboro-Preston section of the Root River Trail.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Fund Source
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.
Recipient
BWSR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$180,000

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.

Recipient
MN DNR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$520,000


Overall Project Outcome and Results
The DNR needed comprehensive information about its conservation easements in a centralized database and an agency-wide plan to monitor and enforce the easements.

Project objectives were to:

Recipient
MN DNR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$150,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results

Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Fund Source
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.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Fund Source
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
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Fund Source
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
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Fund Source
"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.
Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$0
Fund Source
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.
Recipient
University of Minnesota
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results

Fund Source
Construct new campground sanitation building
Recipient
LCCMR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$155,000

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).

Funds were allocated to Statewide Ecological Ranking Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Other Critical Lands ( M.L. 2009, Chp. 143, Sec. 2, Subd. 04g): http://www.legacy.leg.mn/projects/statewide-ecological-ranking-conserva…

Recipient
University of Minnesota
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$270,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results

Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$180,000
Fund Source
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.
Fund Source
Construct new office/shop and self registration information center
Recipient
MPCA
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$750,000

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.

Recipient
Michael Sadowsky - University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water and Climate, sadowsky@umn.edu (612) 624-2706
2008 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$192,804

The objectives of this study were to examine ditch sediment and water samples for the presence and numbers of E.coli and  to determine what proportion of the E.coli were stable member of the microbial community (i.e. indigenous to the sites) and what proportion were likely transient or only present because of run-off. Researchers used sophisticated DNA technology to determine the potential sources of E.coli present in the ditch sediment and water samples.

Recipient
MN DNR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Recipient
MN DNR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$75,000
Recipient
BWSR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Recipient
National Wild Turkey Federation
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$15,000
Recipient
National Wild Turkey Federation
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,000
Recipient
The Nature Conservancy
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$317,000
Recipient
Pheasants Forever, Inc.
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
Recipient
The Trust for Public Land
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$350,000
Recipient
MN DNR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Recipient
MN DNR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Recipient
Fond du Lac Reservation, Natural Resources Program
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$27,000
Recipient
MN Deer Hunters Association
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Recipient
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$330,000
Recipient
MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$50,000
Recipient
US Fish and Wildlife Service
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Recipient
MN DNR
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$30,000
Recipient
Pheasants Forever, Inc.
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$70,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results