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M.L. 2013 ENRTF Appropriations

2013 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations
M.L. 2013, Chapter 52

In Minnesota's next biennium (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014), approximately $33.8 million is available each fiscal year (Total = $67,600,000) for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. In response to the LCCMR's 2012-13 Request for Proposal, 169 proposals requesting a total of approximately $155 were received. After full consideration of all proposals received through a competitive, multi-step process, on July 11 and November 28, 2012, the LCCMR selected 46 projects to be included in its appropriation recommendations to the 2013 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. On March 4, 2013, the LCCMR funding recommendations were introduced in the House as H.F. 1113 and in the Senate as S.F. 987

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Viewing Project Information
For each project there is an initial proposal and a more detailed draft work plan that was completed once projects received a recommendation. Work plans do not become final until the LCCMR approves them after the appropriations are passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor.

  • To view a project's draft work plan, click on the link in the "Subd" column for that project.
  • To view a project's original proposal, click on the link in the "Proposal ID" column for that projet.
  • To find specific projects within the table you can use your browser's page-search function to search for a project by Project Manager 'Last Name', 'Project Title', or 'Organization'. In most browsers, the page-search function can be accessed under the browser's 'Edit' drop-down menu or by pressing 'Control+F' on a PC or 'Command+F' on a Mac.


Subdivision
$ Recommending
($38,360,000)
Percentage of Total Recommendation
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information (10 Appropriations) $8,076,000 21.05%
Subd. 04 Land, Habitat, Restoration and Recreation (12 Appropriations / 18 Projects) $13,722,000 35.77%
Subd. 05 Water Resources (8 Appropriations) $3,819,000 9.96%
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (7 Appropriations / 8 projects) $10,982,000 28.63%
Subd. 07 Environmental Education (2 Appropriations) $636,000 1.66%
Subd. 08 Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement (2 Appropriations) $1,125,000 2.93%
TOTAL $ RECOMMENDATION $38,360,000 100%


Fund Source 
FY 2014 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund $33,810,000
FY 2015 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund $4,350,000
Transfer from M.L. 2009, Chp. 143, Sec. 2, Subd. 8b to M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 4l $200,000
TOTAL $ RECOMMENDATION $38,360,000

*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 $ Recommended
FY 2014
Trust Fund $
($33,810.,000)
FY 2015
Trust Fund $
($4,350,000)
Transfer
from M.L. 2009
($200,000)

Region of Impact*
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information (10 Appropriations - Subtotal = $8,076,000)
03a Minnesota Biological Survey MN DNR Carmen Converse $2,650,000 $2,650,000     Statewide
03b County Geologic Atlases - Part A U of MN - MN Geological Survey Dale Setterholm $1,200,000 $1,200,000     Statewide
03c County Geologic Atlas - Part B MN DNR Jan Falteisek $1,200,000 $1,200,000     NW, Central, Metro, SE
03d Updating the National Wetland Inventory for Minnesota - Phase IV MN DNR Steve Kloiber $1,000,000 $1,000,000     NW, NE
03e Conservation Easement Stewardship Program - Phase III MN DNR Susan Damon $200,000 $200,000     Statewide
03f Harnessing Soudan Mine Microbes: Bioremediation, Bioenergy and Biocontrol U of MN Christine Salomon $838,000 $838,000     Statewide
03g Improved Rapid Forest Ecosystem and Habitat Inventory U of MN Alan Ek $262,000 $262,000     NW, NE, Central
03h Finding Disease Resistant Elm Trees in Minnesota U of MN Robert Blanchette $200,000 $200,000     Statewide
03i Enhancing Timber Sale Program Environmental and Economic Sustainability U of MN Charles Blinn $336,000 $336,000     NW, NE, Central
03j Enhancing Environmental and Economic Benefits of Woodland Grazing U of MN Diomy Zamora $190,000 $190,000     NW, Central
Subd. 03 Natural Resource Data and Information Subtotal = $8,076,000 $8,076,000 $0 $0  
Subd. 04 Land, Habitat, Restoration, and Recreation (11 Appropriations / 17 Projects - Subtotal = $13,522,000)
04a State Parks and State Trails Land Acquisition MN DNR Jennifer Christie $1,000,000 $1,000,000     Statewide
04b Scientific and Natural Areas Restoration, Enhancement and Citizen Engagement MN DNR Peggy Booth $1,500,000 $1,500,000     Statewide
04c Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition MN DNR Jason Garms $750,000 $750,000     NW, Central, SW, SE
04d Metropolitan Conservation Corridors (MeCC) - Phase VII Minnesota Land Trust Kris Larson $2,000,000 $2,000,000     Central, Metro, SE
04d1.1/1.2 MeCC VII - 1.1/1.2: Coordination and Mapping Minnesota Land Trust Kris Larson $20,000 $20,000     Central, Metro, SE
04d2.1/3.4 MeCC VII - 2.1 & 3.4: Protect, Restore and Enhance Significant Watershed Habitat Friends of the Mississippi River Tom Lewanski $304,000 $304,000     Metro
04d2.3 MeCC VII - 2.3: Restoring Our Lands and Waters Great River Greening Wiley Buck $208,000 $208,000     Metro, SE
04d2.6/3.7 MeCC VII - 2.6 & 3.7: Dakota County Lakeshore and Riparian Protection Dakota County Alan Singer $368,000 $368,000     Metro
04d3.1 MeCC VII - 3.1: 2013 TPLs Critical Land Protection Program The Trust for Public Land Robert McGillivray $400,000 $400,000     Metro
04d3.2 MeCC VII - 3.2: Protect Signifcant Habitat by Acquiring Conservation Easements Minnesota Land Trust Kris Larson $300,000 $300,000     Metro
04d3.3 MeCC VII - 3.3: Priority Expansion of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. Deborah Loon $400,000 $400,000     Central, Metro, SE
04e Landscape Arboretum Acquisition Lake Tamarack U of MN - Landscape Arboretum Peter Moe $2,000,000 $2,000,000     Metro
04f Conservation Program Technical Assistance Board of Water and Soil Resources Tabor Hoek $3,000,000 $3,000,000     Statewide
04g Moose Habitat Restoration in Northeastern Minnesota U of MN - Duluth NRRI Ron Moen $200,000 $200,000     NE
04h Bee Pollinator Habitat Enhancement U of MN Marla Spivak $200,000 $200,000     Statewide
04i Conservation Grazing to Improve Wildlife Habitat on Wildlife Management Areas MN DNR Bill Penning $600,000 $600,000     NW, Central, SW, SE
04j Preserving the Avon Hills Landscape - Phase II Saint John's University Thomas Kroll $772,000 $772,000     Central
04k Frogtown Farm and Park Acquisition The Trust for Public Land Robert McGillivray $1,500,000 $1,500,000     Metro
04l Restoration Evaluation U of MN Susan Galatowitsch $200,000     $200,000 Statewide
Subd. 04 Land, Habitat, Restoration, and Recreation Subtotal = $13,722,000 $13,522,000 $0 $200,000  
Subd. 05 Water Resources (8 Appropriations - Subtotal = $3,819,000)
05a Sustaining Lakes in a Changing Environment - Phase II MN DNR Donald Pereira $1,200,000 $1,200,000     Statewide
05b Assessment of Natural Copper-Nickel Bedrocks on Water Quality U of MN - Duluth NRRI Steven Hauck $585,000 $585,000     NE
05c Heron Lake Sediment and Phosphorus Reduction Implementation Projects Heron Lake Watershed District Jan Voit $122,000 $122,000     SW
05d Southern Minnesota Lakes Restoration Le Sueur County Lauren Klement $463,000 $463,000     SE
05e Measuring Hydrologic Benefits from Glacial Ridge Habitat Restoration Red Lake Watershed District Tim Cowdery $400,000 $400,000     Statewide
05f Evaluation of Lake Superior Water Quality Health U of MN - Duluth Erik Brown $600,000 $600,000     NE
05g Membranes for Wastewater-Generated Hydrogen and Clean Water U of MN Paige Novak $246,000 $246,000     Statewide
05h Antibiotics in Minnesota Waters - Phase II - Mississippi River University of St. Thomas Kristine Wammer $203,000 $203,000     Central, Metro, SE
Subd. 05 Water Resources Subtotal = $3,819,000 $3,819,000 $0 $0  
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (7 Appropriations - Subtotal = $10,982,000)
06a An Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center U of MN Peter Sorensen $8,700,000 $4,350,000 $4,350,000   Statewide
06b Detection and Monitoring of Asian Carp Populations MN DNR Bradford Parsons $540,000 $540,000     Statewide
06cA Improving Emerald Ash Borer Detection Efficacy for Control MN Department of Agriculture Mark Abrahamson $240,000 $240,000     Statewide
06cB Improving Emerald Ash Borer Detection Efficacy for Control U of MN Brian Aukema $360,000 $360,000     Statewide
06d Elimination of Target Invasive Plant Species MN Department of Agriculture Monika Chandler $350,000 $350,000     Statewide
06e Biological Control of Garlic Mustard MN DNR Laura Van Riper $140,000 $140,000     Statewide
06f Zebra Mussel Control Research and Evaluation in Minnesota Waters US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center Mark Gaikowski $600,000 $600,000     Statewide
06g Controlling Terrestrial Invasive Plants with Grazing Animals Hiawatha Valley Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. John Beckwith $52,000 $52,000     SE
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Subtotal = $10,982,000 $6,632,000 $4,350,000 $0  
Subd. 07 Environmental Education (2 Appropriations - Subtotal = $636,000)
07a Minnesota Conservation Apprentice Academy MN Board of Water and Soil Resources Steve Woods $186,000 $186,000     Statewide
07b Youth Outdoors: Mississippi River Education and Employment Opportunities Wilderness Inquiry Sarah Milligan-Toffler $450,000 $450,000     Statewide
Subd. 07 Environmental Education Subtotal = $636,000 $636,000 $0 $0  
Subd. 08 Administration and Contract Management (2 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,125,000)
08a Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources LCCMR Susan Thornton $990,000 $990,000     Statewide
08b Contract Agreement Reimbursement Open Open $135,000 $135,000     Statewide
Subd. 08 Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement Subtotal = $1,125,000 $1,125,000 $0 $0  
OVERALL TOTAL = $38,360,000 $33,810,000 $4,350,000 $200,000  

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