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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
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 - NRRI
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$101,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results

Recipient
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$245,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results
The Restorable Wetlands Inventory (RWI) is a complement to the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) completed in late-1980s by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. An administrative decision was made developing the original NWI not to map wetland basins in Minnesota identified as completely drained. The number and acreage of completely drained wetlands that were not mapped by the NWI process is significant.

Recipient
University of Minnesota
2009 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000

Overall Project Outcome and Results
Wildlife is an integral part of the complex interrelationship between human, animal, and environmental health, yet there is no centralized system for collection of wildlife health data. The study of wildlife health is limited by the logistics and expenses involved with sample acquisition. Wildlife rehabilitation centers represent an untapped resource as they admit a larger number of wild animals with a greater variety of species than any other resource.