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M.L. 2011 Appropriations

2011 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations
M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 3

For Minnesota's FY 2012-13 biennium (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013), approximately $25.3 million was available each year (Total = $50,656,000) for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and a total of $750,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Account (LAWCON). In response to the 2011-12 Request for Proposal (RFP) due April 9, 2010, 241 proposals requesting a total of approximately $163.8 million were received. After full consideration of all proposals received through a competitive, multi-step process, on 07/14/10 the LCCMR selected 92 projects to be included in 87 appropriation recommendations to the 2011 Minnesota Legislature. The Legislature adopted 61 of the recommendations, including 52 without any changes and 9 at a decreased or increased dollar amount; dropped 26 of the recommendations; and added 8 additional appropriations for a total of 69 total appropriations. All 69 appropriations were signed into law (M.L. 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 3) by the Governor on 07/20/11.

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Subdivision
$ APPROPRIATION
($51,156,000)
Percentage of Total Appropriation
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information (17 Appropriations) $9,775,000 19.02%
Subd. 04 Land, Habitat, and Recreation (32 Appropriations / 37 Projects) $28,384,000 55.22%
Subd. 05 Water Resources (6 Appropriations) $1,557,000 3.03%
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (3 Appropriations) $870,000 1.69%
Subd. 07 Renewable Energy and Air Quality (1 Appropriation) $150,000 0.29%
Subd. 08 Environmental Education (3 Appropriations) $811,000 1.58%
Subd. 09 Emerging Issues (4 Appropriations) $8,735,000 16.99%
Subd. 10 Administration and Contract Management (3 Appropriations) $1,124,000 2.18%
TOTAL $ APPROPRIATION $51,406,000 100%


Fund Source 
FY 2012 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund $25,328,000
FY 2013 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund $25,328,000
Land and Water Conservation Account (LAWCON) Federal Reimbursement $750,000
TOTAL $ APPROPRIATION $51,406,000

*NOTE: Region of Impact designated in the State include Statewide, Central, Metro, NE, NW, SE, SW. Metro region includes the 11 counties of Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright.



Subd.


Project Title


Organization

Project
Manager

TOTAL $ Appropriation
FY 2012
Trust Fund $
($25,328,000)
FY 2013
Trust Fund $
($25,328,000)

LAWCON
($750,000)

Region of Impact*
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information (17 Appropriations - Subtotal = $9,775,000)
03a
Minnesota County Biological Survey DNR Carmen Converse $2,250,000 $1,125,000 $1,125,000 $0 Statewide
03b1
County Geologic Atlases for Sustainable Water Management U of MN - Minnesota Geological Survey Dale Setterholm $1,200,000 $600,000 $600,000 $0 Statewide
03b2
County Geologic Atlases for Sustainable Water Management DNR Jan Falteisek $600,000 $300,000 $300,000 $0 NW, Central, Metro, SE
03c
Completion of Statewide Digital Soil Survey Board of Water and Soil Resources Megan Lennon $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
03d
Updating the National Wetland Inventory for Minnesota - Phase III DNR Steve Kloiber $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000 $0 NE, Central, SE, SW
03e
Golden Eagle Survey National Eagle Center Scott Mehus $60,000 $30,000 $30,000 $0 SE
03f
Determining Causes of Mortality in Moose Populations DNR Erika Butler $600,000 $300,000 $300,000 $0 NE
03g
Prairie Management for Wildlife and Bioenergy - Phase II U of MN Clarence Lehman $600,000 $300,000 $300,000 $0 Statewide
03h
Evaluation of Biomass Harvesting Impacts on Minnesota's Forests U of MN Anthony D'Amato $350,000 $175,000 $175,000 $0 NW, NE, Central
03i
Change and Resilience in Boreal Forests in Northern Minnesota U of MN Lee Frelich $150,000 $75,000 $75,000 $0 NE
03j
Information System for Wildlife and Aquatic Management Areas DNR Steve Benson $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
03k
Strengthening Natural Resource Management with LiDAR Training U of MN Leslie Everett $180,000 $90,000 $90,000 $0 Statewide
03l
Measuring Conservation Practice Outcomes Board of Water and Soil Resources Megan Lennon $340,000 $170,000 $170,000 $0 Statewide
03m
Conservation-Based Approach for Assessing Public Drainage Benefits Board of Water and Soil Resources Al Kean $150,000 $75,000 $75,000 $0 NW, Central, SW
03n
Mississippi River Central Minnesota Conservation Planning Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District Dennis Fuchs $175,000 $87,000 $88,000 $0 Central
03o
Saint Croix Basin Conservation Planning and Protection St. Croix River Association Deb Ryun $120,000 $60,000 $60,000 $0 NE, Metro
03p - Part A
03p- Part B
Species of Concern; Investigations DNR TBD $500,000 $500,000 $0 $0 Statewide
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information Subtotal = $9,775,000 $4,387,000 $5,388,000 $0
Subd. 04 Land, Habitat, and Recreation (32 Appropriations / 37 Projects - Subtotal = $28,384,000)
04a
State Park and Recreation Area Operations and Improvements DNR TBD $3,627,000 $1,877,000 $1,750,000 $0 Statewide
04b
State Parks and Trails Land Acquisition DNR Jennifer Christie $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $0 Statewide
04c
Metropolitan Regional Park System Acquisition Metropolitan Council Arne Stefferud $2,250,000 $1,125,000 $1,125,000 $0 Metro
04d
Regional Park, Trail, and Connections Acquisition and Development Grants DNR Ronald Potter $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 Statewide
04e
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition and Restoration DNR Peggy Booth $1,640,000 $820,000 $820,000 $0 Statewide
04f
LaSalle Lake State Recreation Area Acquisition The Trust for Public Land Susan Schmidt $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 NW
04g
Minnesota River Valley Green Corridor Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition Green Corridor Inc. Brad Cobb $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 SW
04h
Native Prairie Stewardship and Native Prairie Bank Acquisition DNR Jason Garms $1,000,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 Statewide
04i
Metropolitan Conservation Corridors (MeCC) - Phase VI
[INCLUDES 8 ROWS BELOW CONSISTING OF 8 INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS]
Metro Conservation Corridors
(Includes 7 partner organizations listed in 8 rows below)
Sarah Strommen $3,475,000 $1,737,000 $1,738,000 $0 Metro
04i1.1 & 1.2
1.1 & 1.2 - MeCC VI - Coordination, Mapping & Outreach (1.1) & Mapping and Database Work (1.2) Minnesota Land Trust Sarah Strommen $40,000 $20,000 $20,000 $0 Statewide
04i2.1
2.1 - MeCC VI - Restore and Enhance Significant Watershed Habitat Friends of the Mississippi River Tom Lewanski $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $0 Metro
04i2.3
2.3 - MeCC VI - Restoring Our Lands and Waters Great River Greening Wiley Buck $400,000 $200,000 $200,000 $0 Metro
04i2.6 & 3.3
2.6/3.3 - MeCC 6 - Priority Expansion and Restoration MN Valley NW Refuge MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. Deborah Loon $600,000 $300,000 $300,000 $0 Metro
04i2.7 & 3.7
2.7/3.7 - MeCC VI - Dakota County Riparian and Lakeshore Protection Dakota County Alan Singer $1,035,000 $517,000 $518,000 $0 Metro
04i3.1
3.1 - MeCC VI - TPL's Critical Land Protection Program The Trust for Public Land Becca Nash $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Metro
04i3.2
3.2 - MeCC VI - Protect Significant Habitat by Acquiring Conservation Easements Minnesota Land Trust Sarah Strommen $400,000 $200,000 $200,000 $0 Metro
04i3.5
3.5 - MeCC VI - Aquatic Management Area Acquisition DNR Mike Halverson $300,000 $150,000 $150,000 $0 Metro
04j
Habitat Conservation Partnership (HCP) - Phase VII
[INCLUDES 12 ROWS BELOW CONSISTING OF 12 INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS]
Habitat Conservation Partnership
(Includes 8 partner organizations listed in 12 rows below)
Joe Pavelko $3,475,000 $1,737,000 $1,738,000 $0 Statewide
04j1a
1a - HCP VII - Coordination, Mapping & Data Management Pheasants Forever, Inc. Joe Pavelko $51,000 $25,000 $26,000 $0 Statewide
04j2e
2e - HCP VII - Wild Rice/Waterfowl Habitat: Enhancement and Long-term Monitoring Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Steve Mortensen $50,000 $25,000 $25,000 $0 Statewide
04j2g
2g - HCP VII - Restoration & Management - Wildlife Management Areas DNR Suzann Willhite $30,000 $15,000 $15,000 $0 Statewide
04j2h
2h - HCP VII - Restoration & Management - DNR Fisheries DNR Linda Erickson-Eastwood $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $0 Statewide
04j2o
2o - HCP VII - Prairie Pothole Restoration on Waterfowl Areas Friends of the Detroit Lakes Wetland Management Division Greg Hoch $75,000 $38,000 $37,000 $0 Statewide
04j3a
3a - HCP VII - Shoreland Protection Program Minnesota Land Trust Sarah Strommen $450,000 $225,000 $225,000 $0 Statewide
04j3c
3c - HCP VII - Shallow Lake Conservation Easements Ducks Unlimited Jon Schneider $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
04j3d
3d - HCP VII - Wetlands Reserve Program Ducks Unlimited Jon Schneider $775,000 $387,000 $388,000 $0 Statewide
04j4a
4a - HCP VII - WMA/WPA Acquisition beyond Boundaries Pheasants Forever, Inc. Joe Pavelko $434,000 $217,000 $217,000 $0 Statewide
04j4c
4c - HCP VII - TPLs Critical Lands Protection Program The Trust for Public Land Robert McGillivray $490,000 $245,000 $245,000 $0 Statewide
04j4h
4h - HCP VII - Priority Acquisition, MN Valley Wetland Management District MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. Deborah Loon $400,000 $200,000 $200,000 $0 Statewide
04j4i
4i - HCP VII - Habitat Acquisition - DNR Professional Services DNR Mike Halverson $20,000 $10,000 $10,000 $0 Statewide
04k
Natural and Scenic Area Acquisition Grants DNR Ron Potter $1,000,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 Statewide
04l
Acceleration of Minnesota Conservation Assistance Board of Water and Soil Resources Tabor Hoek $625,000 $313,000 $312,000 $0 Statewide
04m
Conservation Easement Stewardship and Enforcement Program - Phase II DNR Susan Damon $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
04n
Recovery of At-Risk Native Prairie Species Martin County Soil and Water Conservation District Rich Perrine $147,000 $73,000 $74,000 $0 SW
04o
Understanding Threats, Genetic Diversity, and Conservation Options for Wild Rice U of MN David D. Biesboer $195,000 $97,000 $98,000 $0 Statewide
04p
Southeast Minnesota Stream Restoration Trout Unlimited, Inc. Jeff Hastings $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 Metro, SE
04q
Restoration Strategies for Ditched Peatland Scientific and Natural Areas DNR Michele Walker $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $0 NW
04r
Northeast Minnesota White Cedar Plant Community Restoration Board of Water and Soil Resources Dale Krystosek $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 NE
04s
Land and Water Conservation Account (LAWCON) Federal Reimbursement DNR Ron Potter
Stan Linnell
$750,000 $0 $0 $750,000 Statewide
Subd. 04 Land, Habitat, and Recreation Subtotal = $28,384,000 $13,879,000 $13,755,000 $750,000  
Subd. 05 Water Resources (6 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,557,000)
05a
Itasca County Sensitive Lakeshore Identification Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District Jim Gustafson $160,000 $80,000 $80,000 $0 NE
05b1
Trout Stream Springshed Mapping in Southeast Minnesota - Phase III DNR Jeff Green $220,000 $110,000 $110,000 $0 SE
05b2
Trout Stream Springshed Mapping in Southeast Minnesota - Phase III U of MN Calvin Alexander $280,000 $140,000 $140,000 $0 SE
05c
Mississippi River Water Quality Assessment U of MN Michael Sadowsky $557,000 $278,000 $279,000 $0 Statewide
05d
Zumbro River Watershed Restoration Prioritization Zumbro Watershed Partnership Lisa Eadens $150,000 $75,000 $75,000 $0 SE
05e
Assessment of Minnesota River Antibiotic Concentrations University of St. Thomas Kristine Wammer $190,000 $95,000 $95,000 $0 Central, SE
Subd. 05 Water Resources Subtotal = $1,557,000 $778,000 $779,000 $0  
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (3 Appropriations - Subtotal = $870,000)
06a
Improved Detection of Harmful Microbes in Ballast Water U of MN Randall Hicks $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 NE
06b
Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol Research and Implementation Department of Agriculture Monika Chandler $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
06c
Evaluation of Switchgrass as Biofuel Crop Central Lakes College Jim Eckberg
Robert Schafer
$120,000 $60,000 $60,000 $0 Statewide
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Subtotal = $870,000 $435,000 $435,000 $0  
Subd. 07 Renewable Energy and Air Quality (1 Appropriation - Subtotal = $150,000)
07
Supporting Community-Driven Sustainable Bioenergy Projects Dovetail Partners, Inc. Kathryn Fernholz $150,000 $75,000 $75,000 $0 NE
Subd. 07 Renewable Energy and Air Quality Subtotal = $150,000 $75,000 $75,000 $0  
Subd. 08 Environmental Education (3 Appropriations - Subtotal = $811,000)
08a
Youth-Led Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation in West and Southwest Minnesota Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Ann Dybsetter $246,000 $123,000 $123,000 $0 Central, SW
08b
Minnesota Junior Master Naturalist Program U of MN Robert Blair $365,000 $365,000 $0 $0 Statewide
08c
Experiential Environmental Education for Urban Youth Hennepin County Mary Karius $200,000 $200,000 $0 $0 Metro
Subd. 08 Environmental Education Subtotal = $811,000 $688,000 $123,000 $0  
Subd. 09 Emerging Issues (4 Appropriations - Subtotal = $8,735,000)
09a
Minnesota Conservation Apprentice Academy BWSR Steve Woods $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $0
09b
Chronic Wasting Disease and Animal Health DNR Lou Cornicelli $1,200,000 $600,000 $600,000 $0
09c
Aquatic Invasive Species DNR Laura Van Riper $5,690,000 $2,177,000 $3,513,000 $0
09d
Reinvest in Minnesota Wetlands Reserve Acquisition and Restoration Program Partnership BWSR Karli Swenson $1,645,000 $1,645,000 $0 $0
Subd. 09 Emerging Issues Subtotal = $8,735,000 $4,522,000 $4,213,000 $0  
Subd. 10 Administration and Contract Management (3 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,124,000)
10a
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) LCCMR Susan Thornton $946,000 $473,000 $473,000 $0 Statewide
10b
Contract Administration DNR Marcia Honold $175,000 $88,000 $87,000 $0 Statewide
10c
LCC Web Site LCC TBD $3,000 $3,000 $0 $0 Statewide
Subd. 10 Administration and Contract Management Subtotal = $1,124,000 $564,000 $560,000 $0  
OVERALL TOTAL = $51,406,000 $25,328,000 $25,328,000 $750,000  

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