This program will increase populations of a variety of game and non-game wildlife species by protecting and enhancing forest habitats on which wildlife depends. This program of on-the-ground forest conservation projects will amplify the wildlife value of forest communities on DNR administered forestlands. Our forest enhancement will treat 4,472 ac. These activities are not conducted as part of the DNR's commercial timber operations. Additionally, our program will acquire 404 acres of forestland that contributes to habitat complexes and other high priorities.
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.
The DNR is working with local communities and an interagency team to define, prioritize, and establish groundwater management areas in Minnesota. Groundwater management areas will have increased data collection and monitoring that allow the state and local communities to understand water supplies, uses, limitations, and threats to natural resources that depend on groundwater. This information will support detailed aquifer protection plans that ensure equitable and sustainable groundwater and drinking water use for the future.
Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.
The Duluth Art Institute will host internationally recognized artist Wing Young Huie to present two community workshops in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth to engage audiences with issues of identity and diversity through the use of portrait photography.
The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will substantially expand its service to hospice patients by creating a new partnership with St. Mary's Medical Center, building our current relationship with St. Luke's Hospice Duluth and increasing the number of trained hospice musicians.
Peace O' Ground, a year-long integrated arts initiative, will provide children, families, and neighbors of Duluth's Hillside multiple opportunities to experience and participate in deepening understanding of their neighborhood through the literary, visual, and performing arts.
Woodland Hills arts learners will use a guided creative process to explore causes, impacts, and solutions surrounding teen violence, while acquiring skills necessary to create and perform a theatrical production and foster dialogue about this issue.