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M.L. 2009 Appropriations

2009 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
M.L. 2009, Chapter 143, Sec. 2

The 2009 LCCMR recommendations were adopted by the legislature on May 17, 2009. On May 22, the Governor signed the bill into law (M.L. 2009, Chapter 143), with the exception of two projects that were line-item vetoed. $25.7 million*, primarily from Minnesota's Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, has been appropriated to 63 individual projects around the state. AAll work programs have been approved by the LCCMR in June and funding is available to projects on July 1, 2009.

For printable version of "2009 LCCMR Summary and List of Appropriations" click here for pdf file.

SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS

APPROPRIATIONS BY SUBDIVISION
Subd. 03 - Natural Resource Data and Information (7 appropriations) $5,995,000
Subd. 04 - Land, Habitat, and Recreation (10 appropriations*) $13,227,000
Subd. 05 - Water Resources (5 appropriations**) $1,788,000
Subd. 06 - Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (5 appropriations****) $1,021,000
Subd. 07 - Energy (2 appropriations***) $2,180,000
Subd. 08 - Administration and Other (2 appropriations) $1,412,000
Total $25,623,000
*There are 10 appropriations in Subd. 4, which include 35 individual projects that are a part of Subd. 4e "Minnesota Habitat Conservation Partnership" (21) and Subd. 4f "Metropolitan Conservation Corridors" (14). Thus, Subd. 4 contains a total of 43 individual projects (35+8=43).
**Subd. 5 originally contained one additional appropriation that was approved by the legislature but vetoed by the governor: Subd. 5a "Removal of Endocrine Disruptors: Treatment and Education" for $275,000
***Subd. 7 originally contained one additional appropriation that was approved by the legislature but vetoed by the governor: Subd. 7a "Options to De-carbonize Minnesota's Electrical Power System" for $143,000
****Subd. 6 originally contained one additional appropriation that was approved by the legislature but was withdrawn: Subd. 6f "Native Plant Biodiversity, Invasive Plant Species, and Invertebrates" for $47,000.


APPROPRIATIONS BY SOURCE OF FUNDS
Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (TF) $25,157,000*
Great Lakes Protection Account (GLPA) $66,000
State Land and Water Conservation Account (LAWCON) $400,000
Total $25,623,000
*$25,622,000 was available to be appropriated from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund in fiscal year 2009. Due to governor vetoes and the one withdrawn project, all of the $465,000 that had been allocated for two vetoed projects and the one withdrawn project will remain within the Trust Fund.


LIST OF PROJECTS/APPROPRIATIONS
NOTE: Project work programs can be viewed by clicking the links for project subdivision numbers.

Subd. Project Title Project Manager Affiliation LCCMR $ Rec. $25,622,000 from TF LCCMR $ Rec. $66,000 from GLPA LCCMR $ Rec. $400,000 from LAWCON Region of Impact
Subd. 03 - Natural Resource Data and Information
03a Minnesota County Biological Survey Carmen Converse DNR $2,100,000     NW, NE
03b County Geologic Atlas and South-Central Minnesota Groundwater Jim Berg DNR $1,875,000     NE, Central, Metro, SW
03b County Geologic Atlas and South-Central Minnesota Groundwater Dale Setterholm Minnesota Geological Survey $820,000     NE, Central
03c Soil Survey Greg Larson BWSR $400,000     NE, Central
03d Springshed Mapping for Trout Stream Management Jeff Green DNR $250,000     Metro, SE
03d Springshed Mapping for Trout Stream Management E. Calvin Alexander, Jr. U of M $250,000     Metro, SE
03e Restorable Wetlands Inventory Darin Blunck Ducks Unlimited, Inc. $300,000     NW, Central
Subtotal = $5,995,000 $0 $0  
Subd. 04 - Land, Habitat, and Restoration
04a State Parks Acquisition Larry Peterson DNR $590,000     Statewide
04b State Trail Acquisition Stan Linnell DNR $1,000,000     NW, Central, SE
04c Metropolitan Regional Park System Acquisition Arne Stefferud Metropolitan Council $1,290,000     Metro
04d Statewide Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition and Restoration Peggy Booth DNR $590,000     Statewide
04e Minnesota's Habitat Conservation Partnership (HCP) - Phase VI Matt Holland Pheasants Forever, Inc. $3,375,000     Statewide
04e1a HCP - Project Coordination, Mapping & Data Management (1a) Matt Holland Pheasants Forever, Inc. $100,000     Statewide
04e2a HCP - Melvin Slough Landscape Restoration (2a) Joe Cannella MN Deer Hunters Association $50,000     NW
04e2b HCP - Partners for Fish and Wildlife (2b) Sheldon Myerchin US Fish and Wildlife Service $50,000     Statewide
04e2c HCP - Shallow Lake Enhancement (2c) Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited, Inc. $225,000     Statewide
04e2d HCP - Shallow Lake Assessment & Management (2d) Ray Norrgard DNR $145,000     Statewide
04e2g HCP - Wildlife Areas Management (2g) Suzann Willhite DNR $50,000     Statewide
04e2h HCP - Fisheries Habitat Restoration (2h) Linda Erickson-Eastwood DNR $100,000     Statewide
04e2i HCP - Bluffland Restoration/Set Out Seedlings (2i) Dave Neu National Wild Turkey Federation $85,000     SW, SE
04e2j HCP - Lakescaping for Wildlife & Water Quality (2j) Carrol Henderson DNR $75,000     Statewide
04e2k HCP - Prairie Management (2k) Jason Garms DNR $75,000     Statewide
04e2n/4f HCP - Campaign for Conservation - Acquisition and Restoration (2n/4f) Rich Johnson The Nature Conservancy $365,000     Statewide
04e2o HCP - Prairie Landscape Restoration: Oak Savanna, Grasslands, and Wetlands (2o) Greg Hoch Friends of the Detroit Lakes WMD $50,000     NW
04e3a HCP - Shoreland Protection Project - Conservation Easements (3a) Jane Prohaska Minnesota Land Trust $210,000     Statewide
04e3c HCP - Shallow Lake Easements (3c) Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited, Inc. $250,000     Statewide
04e3d HCP - Wetlands Reserve Program (3d) Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited, Inc. $420,000     Statewide
04e4a HCP - Critical Lands Conservation Initiative - Acquisition (4a) Matt Holland Pheasants Forever, Inc. $350,000     Statewide
04e4b HCP - Fisheries Land Acquisition (4b) Mike Halverson DNR $300,000     Statewide
04e4c HCP - Critical Lands Protection Program - Acquisition (4c) Robert McGillivray The Trust for Public Land $350,000     Statewide
04e4h HCP - Acquisition for Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District (4h) Deborah Loon Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust $100,000     Southwest
04e4i HCP - Professional Services (4i) Kim Hennings DNR $25,000     Statewide
04f Metro Conservation Corridors (MeCC) - Phase V Wayne Sames DNR $3,375,000     Central
04f1.1 MeCC - Mapping and Coordination (1.1) Wayne Sames DNR $100,000     Central
04f2.3 MeCC - Restore & Enhance Significant Watershed Habitat (2.3) Tom Lewanski Friends of the Mississippi River $90,000     Metro
04f2.4 MeCC - Lower Minnesota River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement (2.4) Joseph Pavelko Friends of the Minnesota Valley $90,000     Metro
04f2.5 MeCC - Restore & Enhance Significant Habitat (2.5) Wiley Buck Great River Greening $155,000     Central, Metro
04f2.6/3.4 /4.1 MeCC - Grants for Restoration, Acquisition, Easements, and Other Conservation Tools (2.6/3.4/4.1) Marybeth Block DNR $1,175,000     Metro
04f2.7/3.6 MeCC - Metro SNA Acquisition, Restoration & Enhancement (2.7/3.6) Peggy Booth DNR $410,000     Central
04f2.9 MeCC - Stream Habitat Restoration (2.9) Mike Halverson DNR $150,000     Metro
04f3.1 MeCC - Critical Land Protection Program (3.1) Becca Nash The Trust for Public Land $380,000     Central, Metro, SE
04f3.2 MeCC - Protect Significant Habitat by Acquiring Conservation Easements (3.2) Jane Prohaska Minnesota Land Trust $250,000     Metro
04f3.3 MeCC - Fee Acquisition for Minnesota Valley NWR (3.3) Deborah Loon Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust $225,000     Metro
04g Statewide Ecological Ranking of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and other Critical Lands Greg Larson Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) $107,000     Statewide
04h Protection of Granite Rock Outcrop Ecosystem Thomas Kalahar Renville Soil and Water Conservation District $1,500,000     Central, SW
04i Minnesota Farm Bill Assistance Project Tabor Hoek Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) $1,000,000     Central, SW, SE
04j Land and Water Conservation Fund (LAWCON) Federal Reimbursement Wayne Sames DNR     $400,000 Statewide
Subtotal = $12,827,000 $0 $400,000  
Subd. 05 - Water Resources
05a* GOV. VETO - Removal of Endocrine Disruptors: Treatment and Education Paige Novak U of M $275,000     Statewide
05b* Vulnerability of Fish Populations in Lakes to Endocrine Disrupting Contaminants Richard Kiesling USGS $297,000     Metro
05c* Cooperative Habitat Research in Deep Lakes Donald Pereira DNR $825,000     NW, NE, Central, Metro
05d* Intensified Tile Drainage Evaluation Shawn Schottler Science Museum of Minnesota $300,000     Central, Metro, SW, SE
05e Citizen-Based Stormwater Management Becky Rice Metro Blooms $279,000     Metro
05f Minnesota Drainage Law Analysis and Evaluation Louis Smith Smith Partners PLLP $87,000     Statewide
Subtotal = $1,788,000 $0 $0  
Subd. 06 - Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
06a* Ballast Water Sampling Method Development and Treatment Technology Mary Jean Fenske MPCA $300,000 $66,000   NE
06b* Emergency Delivery System Development for Disinfecting Ballast Water Scott Smith USGS $125,000     NE
06c* Improving Emerging Fish Disease Surveillance in Minnesota Katharine Pelican U of M $80,000     Statewide
06d Controlling the Movement of Invasive Fish Species Vaughan Voller U of M $300,000     Statewide
06e Prevention and Early Detection of Invasive Earthworms Cindy Hale U of M, NRRI $150,000     Statewide
06f WITHDRAWN - Native Plant Biodiversity, Invasive Plant Species, and Invertebrates Greg Hoch Concordia College $47,000     NW
Subtotal = $1,002,000 $66,000 $0  
Subd. 07 - Energy
07a GOV. VETO - Options to De-carbonize Minnesota's Electrical Power System Melisa Pollak U of M $143,000     Statewide
07b Projecting Environmental Trajectories for Energy-Water-Habitat Planning Peter Reich U of M $180,000     Statewide
07c Energy Efficient Cities Carl Nelson Center for Energy and Environment $2,000,000     Metro, SE
Subtotal = $2,180,000 $0 $0  
Subd. 08 - Administration and Other
08a Contract Management Wayne Sames DNR $158,000     Statewide
08b Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) Susan Thornton Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources $1,254,000     Statewide
Subtotal = $1,412,000 $0 $0  
GRAND TOTAL = $25,204,000 $66,000 $400,000  
*Research Appropriation

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