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

Overall Project Outcome and Results

Recipient
Minnesota Geological Survey
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$305,000
Fund Source

This project will accelerate production of County Geologic Atlases (part A). This is a set of geologic maps and associated databases for a county that facilitate informed management of natural resources, especially water and minerals.

Recipient
Minnesota Geological Survey
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$615,000
Fund Source

This project will accelerate production of County Geologic Atlases (part A). An atlas is a set of geologic maps and associated databases for a county that facilitate informed management of natural resources, especially water and minerals.

Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$301,000
Recipient
Afton, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$19,836
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing subsurface sewage treatment systems

Recipient
Afton, City of
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,742,716
Fund Source

Construct sewer collection and treatment system for unsewered area

Recipient
U of MN
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$900,000

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Recipient
Amador Township
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,500
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing subsurface sewage treatment systems

Recipient
Amador Township
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$194,630
Fund Source

Construct sewer collection and treatment system for unsewered area

Recipient
U of MN
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,800,000
Fund Source

Aquatic invasive species pose critical ecological and economic challenges for the entire state and beyond. They can cause irreparable harm to fisheries and aquatic habitat as well as damage to infrastructure. The problems posed by aquatic invasive species continue to grow as existing infestations expand and new exotic species arrive, most of which are poorly understood. New ideas and approaches are needed to develop real solutions.

Recipient
U of MN - MAISRC
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,700,000
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,350,000

Aquatic invasive species pose critical ecological and economic challenges for the entire state and beyond. They can cause irreparable harm to fisheries and aquatic habitat as well as damage to infrastructure. The problems posed by aquatic invasive species continue to grow as existing infestations expand and new exotic species arrive, most of which are poorly understood. New ideas and approaches are needed to develop real solutions.

Recipient
St. Anthony - Stormwater
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$247,442
Fund Source

Construct stormwater BMPs to meet TMDL wasteload allocation

Recipient
U of MN
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000

Through various means, human produced chemicals can make their way into surface waters where they can have adverse effects on the function of ecological communities. Of particular concern are antibiotics and other antimicrobial substances because they have the potential to create increased antibiotic resistance. While there is a background level of naturally occurring antibiotic resistance in the natural world, elevated or persistent levels caused by human activities have the potential to harm human, animal, and overall ecosystem health.

Recipient
University of Minnesota
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000

The legislature granted the University of Minnesota $2,000,000 from the LCCMR to start an Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research Center to address and solve aquatic invasive species (AIS) problems in the state. The University will use this initial funding to establish the administrative structure for this center, establish and renovate its facilities, start studies of Asian carp biology designed to control this species, and develop work plans for the LCCMR to ensure continuing funding for the center.

Recipient
U of MN - MAISRC
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,700,000
Recipient
Arlington, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$640,339
Fund Source

Construct treatment plant improvements

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

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$300,000
Recipient
U of MN
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000

There is a critical need to understand how our natural resources are already responding to climate change in order to develop tools for projecting natural resource responses into the future and to devise plans for actions that can be taken in reaction to observed and predicted changes. Phenology – the timing of seasonal biological events such as budburst, flowering, bird migration, and leaf coloring – provides a tested indicator of climate change response by plants and animals.

Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$236,000
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U of MN - Duluth NRRI
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$334,000
Recipient
U of MN - Duluth NRRI
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$585,000

Large deposits of copper, nickel, cobalt, and other minerals in northeastern Minnesota could provide huge economic and employment benefits to the state while becoming an important source of important metals for the country. However, the mining required to extract them could have significant water quality impacts in a region that includes the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness and other environmentally sensitive watersheds.

Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$320,000
Recipient
U of MN
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$148,000
Recipient
Austin Twp - Turtle Creek 2
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,250
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing septic systems in unsewered area

Recipient
Austin Twp - Turtle Creek 1
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$7,000
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing septic systems in unsewered area

Recipient
Austin, City of
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$496,931
Fund Source

Construct collection system for unsewered area and connect to Austin

Recipient
U of MN
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000

Bees play a key role in ecosystem function and in agriculture, including more than one hundred U.S. crops either need or benefit from pollinators. However, bee pollinators are in dramatic decline in Minnesota and throughout the country. One of the potential causes appears to be a scarcity of bee-friendly flowers, particularly in urban areas, which is leading to nutritional deficiencies, chronic exposure to pesticides, and debilitating diseases and parasites.

Recipient
Big Lake, City of
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$551,264
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet more stingent discharge requirements

Recipient
U of MN - Duluth
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$175,000


PROJECT OVERVIEW

Recipient
U of MN - Duluth
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$262,000

Silver carp are migrating north up the Mississippi River and pose threats to the native fish and aquatic ecosystems of Minnesota rivers and lakes where they can become established. Additionally, the unique jumping ability of silver carp also places recreational boaters in danger of being injured during collisions with airborne fish. However, it is believed that this jumping ability could potentially be exploited as a weakness to help detect, manage, and control silver carp populations. Researchers at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, in cooperation with the U.S.

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.

Recipient
Biscay, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$25,475
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing subsurface sewage treatment systems

Recipient
Biscay, City of
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,332,088
Fund Source

Construct sewer collection and treatment system for unsewered area

Recipient
U of MN
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$854,000

Invasive carp species, including silver carp and bighead carp, are migrating north up the Mississippi River and pose threats to the native fish and aquatic ecosystems of Minnesota rivers and lakes where they can become established. While individual carp have been found in Minnesota, it is not presently believed that there are established breeding populations in the state.

Recipient
Blue Earth, City of
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$317,130
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet TMDL wasteload requirement

Recipient
U of MN
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$167,000

Brown marmorated stink bug is a terrestrial invasive species in Minnesota that was first discovered in 2010 and has been expanding its range since. It is a generalist plant pest that attacks more than 300 species of plants in natural, agricultural, and horticultural settings and is known for its unpleasant odor, large numbers, and propensity for home invasion. Proactive management approaches are available and in development that can be used to slow and potentially control brown marmorated stink bug populations.

Recipient
Butterfield, City of
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$389,896
Fund Source

Construct treatment plant improvements

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Cambridge, City of
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,367,406
Fund Source

Construct wastewater treatment improvements to meet more stingent discharge requirements

Recipient
Carlos Township
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$28,000
Fund Source

Evaluate alternatives to fix failing septic systems in unsewered area