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M.L. 2011 Recommendations

FY 2012-13 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Recommendations

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In Minnesota's next biennium (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013), approximately $25.3 million is 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 LCCMR's FY 2012-13 Request for Proposal, 241 proposals requesting a total of approximately $163.8 were received. After full consideration of all proposals received through a competitive, multi-step process, on July 14, 2010 the LCCMR selected 92 projects to be included in its appropriation recommendations to the 2011 Minnesota Legislature. These recommendations ranged from full funding for the full proposal and dollar amount requested to partial funding for specific proposal elements and partial dollar amounts requested.

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Subdivision
$ RECOMMENDATION
($51,436,000)
Percentage of Total Recommendations
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information (19 Appropriations) $10,960,000 21.33%
Subd. 04 Land, Habitat, and Recreation (36 Appropriations / 41 Projects) $29,885,000 58.17%
Subd. 05 Water Resources (12 Appropriations) $3,352,000 6.52%
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (4 Appropriations) $1,210,000 2.36%
Subd. 07 Renewable Energy and Air Quality (6 Appropriations) $1,850,000 3.60%
Subd. 08 Environmental Education (6 Appropriations) $2,714,000 5.28%
Subd. 09 Administration and Contract Management (2 Appropriations) $1,402,000 2.73%
TOTAL $ RECOMMENDATION $51,373,000


Fund Source 
FY 2012 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund $25,312,000
FY 2013 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund $25,311,000
Land and Water Conservation Account (LAWCON) Federal Reimbursement $750,000
TOTAL $ RECOMMENDATION $51,373,000

Print-ready PDF list of the FY 2012-2013 projects recommended by the LCCMR.


* 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 $ RECOMMENDATION
FY 2012
Trust Fund $
($25,312,000)
FY 2013
Trust Fund $
($25,311,000)

LAWCON
($750,000)

Region of Impact*
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information (19 Appropriations - Subtotal = $10,960,000)
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 a 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
03e1
Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas - Phase III Audubon Minnesota Mark Martell $228,000 $0 $228,000 $0 Statewide
03e2
Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas - Phase III NRRI - UMD Gerald Niemi $102,000 $0 $102,000 $0 Statewide
03f
Golden Eagle Survey National Eagle Center Scott Mehus $90,000 $45,000 $45,000 $0 SE
03g
Determining Causes of Mortality in Moose Populations DNR Erika Butler $600,000 $300,000 $300,000 $0 NE
03h
Canada Lynx Recovery Options U of MN - NRRI Ron Moen $50,000 $25,000 $25,000 $0 NE
03i
Conserving Prairie Plant Diversity and Evaluating Local Adaptation U of MN Ruth Shaw $525,000 $262,000 $263,000 $0 NW, Central, SW
03j
Prairie Management for Wildlife and Bioenergy - Phase II U of MN Clarence Lehman $950,000 $475,000 $475,000 $0 Statewide
03k
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
03l
Change and Resilience in Boreal Forests in Northern Minnesota U of MN Lee Frelich $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $0 NE
03m
Information System for Wildlife and Aquatic Management Areas DNR Steve Benson $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
03n
Strengthening Natural Resource Management with LiDAR Training U of MN Leslie Everett $180,000 $90,000 $90,000 $0 Statewide
03o
Measuring Conservation Practice Outcomes Board of Water and Soil Resources Megan Lennon $340,000 $170,000 $170,000 $0 Statewide
03p
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
03q
Mississippi River Central Minnesota Conservation Planning Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District Dennis Fuchs $175,000 $87,000 $88,000 $0 Central
03r
Saint Croix Basin Conservation Planning and Protection St. Croix River Association Deb Ryun $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $0 NE, Metro
03s
WITHDRAWN Brainerd Lakes Community-Based Conservation and Recreation Planning Crow Wing County Chris Pence $270,000 $135,000 $135,000 $0 Central
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information Subtotal = $10,960,000 $4,564,000 $6,396,000 $0
Subd. 04 Land, Habitat, and Recreation (36 Appropriations / 41 Projects - Subtotal = $29,885,000)
04a
Lake Vermilion State Park Development DNR Courtland Nelson $3,000,000 $2,421,000 $579,000 $0 NE
04b
State Parks and Trails Land Acquisition DNR Larry Peterson $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 $3,280,000 $1,640,000 $1,640,000 $0 Statewide
04f
LaSalle Lake Scientific and Natural 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 $55,000 $27,000 $28,000 $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 $430,000 $215,000 $215,000 $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 Wayne Sames $1,000,000 $500,000 $500,000 $0 Statewide
04l
Acceleration of Minnesota Conservation Assistance Board of Water and Soil Resources Tabor Hoek $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
04m
Conservation Easement Stewardship and Enforcement Program - Phase II DNR Susan Damon $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
04n
Gulf Oil Spill Impacts on Minnesota's Migratory Bird Species DNR Carrol Henderson $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 Statewide
04o
Recovery of At-Risk Native Prairie Species Martin County Soil and Water Conservation District Rich Perrine $147,800 $73,000 $74,000 $0 SW
04p
Controlling Encroachment of Woody Vegetation in Grasslands DNR Kurt Haroldson $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $0 NW, Central, Metro, SW, SE
04q
Understanding Threats, Genetic Diversity, and Conservation Options for Wild Rice U of MN David D. Biesboer $195,000 $97,000 $98,000 $0 Statewide
04r
Southeast Minnesota Stream Restoration Trout Unlimited, Inc. Jeff Hastings $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 Metro, SE
04s
Restoration Strategies for Ditched Peatland Scientific and Natural Areas DNR Michele Walker $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $0 NW
04t
Northeast Minnesota White Cedar Plant Community Restoration Board of Water and Soil Resources Dale Krystosek $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 NE
04u
Restoring North Shore Forest Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association Molly Thompson $63,000 $31,000 $32,000 $0 NE
04v
Assessment of Tree Retention Forestry Harvest Guidelines U of MN - NRRI Gerald Niemi $100,000 $50,000 $50,000 $0 NW, NE
04w
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 = $29,885,000 $15,486,000 $13,649,000 $750,000  
Subd. 05 Water Resources (12 Appropriations - Subtotal = $3,352,000)
05a
Groundwater Sustainability Assessment in the I-94 Growth Corridor Environmental Quality Board Princesa VanBuren Hanson $450,000 $225,000 $225,000 $0 Metro
05b
Lake Superior Water Quality Monitoring U of MN Steve Colman $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 NE
05c
Assessment of Changes in Minnesota's Wilderness Lakes Science Museum of Minnesota Daniel Engstrom $300,000 $150,000 $150,000 $0 NE
05d
Itasca County Sensitive Lakeshore Identification Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District Jim Gustafson $160,000 $80,000 $80,000 $0 NE
05e1
Trout Stream Springshed Mapping in Southeast Minnesota - Phase III DNR Jeff Green $220,000 $110,000 $110,000 $0 SE
05e2
Trout Stream Springshed Mapping in Southeast Minnesota - Phase III U of MN Calvin Alexander $280,000 $140,000 $140,000 $0 SE
05f
Mississippi River Water Quality Assessment U of MN Michael Sadowsky $557,000 $278,000 $279,000 $0 Statewide
05g
Zumbro River Watershed Restoration Prioritization Zumbro Watershed Partnership Lisa Eadens $150,000 $75,000 $75,000 $0 SE
05h
Assessment of Minnesota River Antibiotic Concentrations University of St. Thomas Kristine Wammer $190,000 $95,000 $95,000 $0 Central, SE
05i
Determination of Phosphorus Reduction from Perpetual Easements Board of Water and Soil Resources Eric Mohring $125,000 $62,000 $63,000 $0 Central
05j
Wastewater Phosphorous Filtration Using Recycled By-Products U of MN - NRRI Larry Zanko $170,000 $85,000 $85,000 $0 Statewide
05k
Community-Based Reduction of Water Contaminants Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Kathleen Schuler $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 Statewide
Subd. 05 Water Resources Subtotal = $3,352,000 $1,675,000 $1,677,000 $0  
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (4 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,210,000)
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
Emerald Ash Borer Landscape Management Impacts U of MN Vera Krischik $340,000 $170,000 $170,000 $0 Statewide
06d
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 = $1,210,000 $605,000 $605,000 $0  
Subd. 07 Renewable Energy and Air Quality (6 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,850,000)
07a
Peatland Carbon Sequestration DNR Mark Lindquist $400,000 $200,000 $200,000 $0 NW, NE
07b
Addressing Ozone Pollution in Minnesota U of MN Julian Marshall $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 Statewide
07c
Optimizing Biogas Role in Meeting Minnesota's Energy Goals Great Plains Institute Amanda Bilek $300,000 $150,000 $150,000 $0 Statewide
07d
Supporting Community-Driven Sustainable Bioenergy Projects Dovetail Partners, Inc. Kathryn Fernholz $150,000 $75,000 $75,000 $0 NE
07e
Low Environmental Impact Sustainable Neighborhoods U of MN John Carmody $250,000 $125,000 $125,000 $0 Metro
07f
Conservation Corps Training and Low-Income Solar Home Heating Installation Conservation Corps - Minnesota Tim Johnson-Grass $500,000 $250,000 $250,000 $0 Statewide
Subd. 07 Renewable Energy and Air Quality Subtotal = $1,850,000 $925,000 $925,000 $0  
Subd. 08 Environmental Education (6 Appropriations - Subtotal = $2,714,000)
08a
Minnesota Schools Conserving Energy and Water Minnesota Pollution Control Agency William Sierks $825,000 $412,000 $413,000 $0 Statewide
08b
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
08c
Minnesota Junior Master Naturalist Program U of MN Robert Blair $365,000 $182,000 $183,000 $0 Statewide
08d
Experiential Environmental Education for Urban Youth Hennepin County Mary Karius $708,000 $354,000 $354,000 $0 Metro
08e
Eagles Linking Students to Science and Nature U of MN Julia Ponder $170,000 $85,000 $85,000 $0 Statewide
08f
Cross-Cultural Cooperation in Fish and Wildlife Conservation DNR Josee Cung $400,000 $200,000 $200,000 $0 SE
Subd. 08 Environmental Education Subtotal = $2,714,000 $1,356,000 $1,358,000 $0  
Subd. 09 Administration and Contract Management (2 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,402,000)
09a
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) LCCMR Susan Thornton $1,182,000 $591,000 $591,000 $0 Statewide
09b
Contract Administration DNR Wayne Sames $220,000 $110,000 $110,000 $0 Statewide
Subd. 09 Administration and Contract Management Subtotal = $1,402,000 $701,000 $701,000 $0  
OVERALL TOTAL = $51,373,000 $25,312,000 $25,311,000 $750,000  

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