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M.L. 2017 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) Appropriations<br>(FY2017, FY2018 and FY2019) - Chp. 96, Sec. 2

M.L. 2017 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) Appropriations
(FY2017, FY2018 and FY2019) - M.L. 2017, Chapter 96


For the FY 2018 and FY 2019 biennium (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019), approximately $50.8 million is available each year (total = $101,656,000) for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Additionally, approximately $8.4 million in ENRTF funds remain available from FY 2017 for appropriation during the 2017 legislative session. In response to the 2017 Request for Proposal (RFP) 195 proposals requesting a total of approximately $159.6 million were received. Through a competitive multi-step process, 97 of these proposals, requesting a total of $70.4 million, were chosen to present to the LCCMR and 69 proposals were selected to receive a recommendation for funding to the 2017 MN Legislature. On 05/ 22/17 the Legislature adopted 63 of the recommendations, including 59 without any changes and 4 at a decreased dollar amount; deleted 7 of the recommendations; and added 2 new appropriations for a total of 65 appropriations. On 05/30/2017, 65 appropriations totaling $64,250,000, were signed into law by the Govenor as M.L. 2017, Chapter 96 for appropriation in FY17 ($8,428,000), FY18 ($50,733,000) and FY19 ($5,089,000).

LINKS TO:

Viewing Original Proposals and Draft Work Plans

  • Click on the proposal ENRTF ID # to view the original proposal and Subd. ID # to view the draft work plan.
  • 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.



Topic Area
Total $
Appropriations
($62,450,000)

FY2017
ENRTF $

FY2018
ENRTF $

FY2019
ENRTF $
Percentage of Total Appropriation
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(14 Appropriations)
$9,961,000 $2,000,000 $7,782,000 $89,000 15.50%
Subd. 04 Water Resources
(9 Appropriations)
$3,175,000 $0 $3,175,000 $0 4.94%
Subd. 05 Environmental Education
(9 Appropriations)
$2,988,000 $0 $2,988,000 $0 4.65%
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(6 Appropriations)
$4,721,000 $2,700,000 $2,021,000 $0 7.35%
Subd. 07 Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy
(8 Appropriations)
$3,250,000 $0 $3,250,000 $0 5.06%
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(12 Appropriations)
$24,283,000 $2,729,000 $16,554,000 $5,000,000 37.79%
Subd. 09 Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation
(9 Appropriations)
$14,532,000 $999,000 $13,533,000 $0 22.62%
Subd. 10 Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement
(2 Appropriations)
$1,340,000 $0 $1,340,000 $0 2.09%
TOTAL $ APPROPRIATED $64,250,000 $8,428,000 $50,733,000 $5,089,000 100%



Fund Source

$ Appropriated
FY 2017 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $8,428,000
FY 2018 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $50,733,000
FY 2019 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $5,089,000,000
Total $ $64,250,000

*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.


Title
Total
$ Appropriated

FY2017
ENRTF $

FY2018
ENRTF $

FY2019
ENRTF $


Organization

Project
Manager

Region of Impact*
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(14 Appropriations - Subtotal = $9,961,000)
03a
County Geologic Atlases - Continuation $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 U of MN - Minnesota Geological Survey Dale Setterholm Statewide
03b
Assessment of Public Benefits of Protecting Source Water $320,000 $0 $320,000 $0 U of MN Bonnie Keeler Statewide
03c
Preserving Minnesota Prairie Plant Diversity - Phase II $900,000 $0 $900,000 $0 U of MN Ruth Shaw Central, SE, SW, NW
03d
Minnesota Biological Survey - Continuation $2,900,000 $0 $2,900,000 $0 MN DNR Bruce Carlson Statewide
03e
Minnesota Wildflowers Online Botanical Reference - Phase II $270,000 $0 $270,000 $0 Minnesota Wildflowers Information Katy Chayka Statewide
03f
Assessment of Microbes for Improving Wild Rice Restoration $334,000 $0 $334,000 $0 U of MN - Duluth NRRI Chanlan Chun NE
03g
Drainage Records Modernization Cost Share - Phase II $540,000 $0 $540,000 $0 Board of Water and Soil Resources Timothy Gillette Statewide
03h
Groundwater Contamination Mapping $400,000 $0 $400,000 $0 MPCA Hans Neve Statewide
03i
Landslide Susceptibility, Mapping, and Management Tools $500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 U of MN Karen Gran Statewide
03j
Moose Calf Surveys and Monitoring $348,000 $0 $348,000 $0 U of MN Mark Ditmer NE
03k
Cedar Creek Natural Area Wolf Recolonization Assessment $398,000 $0 $398,000 $0 U of MN Forest Isbell Metro
03l
Effects of Wolves Predation on Beaver, Moose, and Deer $293,000 $0 $293,000 $0 Voyageurs National Park Steve Windels NE
03m
Mapping Taxonomy and Environmental Toxicology of Minnesota Freshwater Sponges $258,000 $0 $258,000 $0 U of MN Anthony Schroeder Statewide
03n
Pollinator Research and Outreach $0 $0 $411,000 $89,000 U of MN Open Statewide
Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information Subtotal = $9,961,000 $2,000,000 $7,872,000 $89,000      
Subd. 04 Water Resources
(9 Appropriations - Subdtotal = $3,175,000)
04a
Assessment of Household Chemicals and Herbicides in Rivers and Lakes $236,000 $0 $236,000 $0 U of MN William Arnold Statewide
04b
Wastewater Nitrogen Removal Technology to Protect Water Quality $450,000 $0 $450,000 $0 U of MN Paige Novak Statewide
04c
Rearing Native Mussels for Reintroduction and Expanding Water Quality Awareness $591,000 $0 $591,000 $0 Minnesota Zoo Seth Stapleton Statewide
04d
Water Quality Monitoring in Southeastern Minnesota Trout Streams $500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 Winona State University Neal Mundahl SE
04e
Reassessing Toxicity of Petrochemical Spills on Groundwater and Surface Water $300,000 $0 $300,000 $0 University of St. Thomas Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt NW
04f
Assessment of Water Quality for Reuse $148,000 $0 $148,000 $0 U of MN Satoshi Ishii Statewide
04g
Identification of Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Minnesota Fish $400,000 $0 $400,000 $0 Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Seth Moore NE
04h
Techniques for Water Storage Estimates in Central Minnesota $250,000 $0 $250,000 $0 U of MN John Neiber Statewide
04i
Assessing Release of Mercury and Sulfur on Aquatic Communities $300,000 $0 $300,000 $0 U of MN Ed Nater Statewide
Water Resources Subtotal = $3,175,000 $0 $3,175,000 $0      
Subd. 05 Environmental Education
(7 Appropriations - Subdtotal = $2,988,000)
05a
Connecting Youth to Minnesota Waterways through Outdoor Classrooms $1,200,000 $0 $1,200,000 $0 Wilderness Inquiry Meg Krueger Statewide
05b
Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers $487,000 $0 $487,000 $0 MN DNR Denise Legato Statewide
05c
Interactive Water Resource Programs for Planetariums in Minnesota $500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 U of MN - Bell Museum of Natural History Sally Brummel Statewide
05d
Expanding Raptor Center Online Education $270,000 $0 $270,000 $0 U of MN Julia Ponder Statewide
05e
Local Planning and Implementation Efforts for Bird Habitat $280,000 $0 $280,000 $0 Audubon Minnesota Joanna Eckles Statewide
05f
Developing Youth Watershed Stewardship in Northwest Minnesota $121,000 $0 $121,000 $0 Headwaters Science Center Annie Butler Ricks NW
05g
Increasing Residential Environmental Learning Center Opportunities $130,000 $0 $130,000 $0 Audubon Center of the North Woods Bryan Wood NE
Environmental Education Subtotal = $2,988,000 $0 $2,988,000 $0      
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(6 Appropriations - Subtotal = $4,721,000)
06a
Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center - Phase II $2,700,000 $2,700,000 $0 $0 U of MN Nicholas Phelps Statewide
06b
Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol - Phase III $729,000 $0 $729,000 $0 Minnesota Department of Agriculture Jonathan Osthus Statewide
06c
Invasive Bighead and Silver Carp and Native Fish Evaluation - Phase II $500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 MN DNR Bradford Parsons Central, Metro, SW, SE
06d
Adapting Stream Barriers to Remove Common Carp $301,000 $0 $301,000 $0 U of MN Przemyslaw Bajer Statewide
06e
Tactical Invasive Plant Management Plan Development $296,000 $0 $296,000 $0 Minnesota Department of Agriculture Monika Chandler Statewide
06f
Maximize Value of Water Impoundments to Wildlife $195,000 $0 $195,000 $0 Audubon Minnesota Kristin Hall NW
Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Subtotal = $4,721,000 $2,700,000 $2,021,000 $0      
Subd. 07 Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy
(5 Appropriations - Subtotal = $3,250,000)
07a
Extraction of Solar Thermal Energy in Minnesota $250,000 $0 $250,000 $0 U of MN Filippo Coletti Statewide
07b
Assessment of Urban Air Quality $700,000 $0 $700,000 $0 MPCA Monika Vadali Metro
07c
Generation, Storage, and Utilization of Solar Energy $500,000 $0 $500,000 $0 U of MN Bradley Heins Statewide
07d
District Heating with Renewable Biomass at Camp Ripley Training Center $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000 $0 Department of Military Affairs Josh Pennington Central
07e
Geotargeted Distributed Clean Energy Initiative $800,000 $0 $800,000 $0 Center for Energy and Environment Carl Nelson Statewide
Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy Subtotal = $3,250,000 $0 $3,250,000 $0      
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(12 Appropriations - Subtotal = $24,283,000)
08a
Optimizing the Nutrition of Roadside Plants for Pollinators $815,000 $0 $815,000 $0 U of MN Emilie Snell-Rood Central, Metro, NW, SW, SE
08b
Promoting Conservation Biocontrol of Beneficial Insects $400,000 $0 $400,000 $0 U of MN Vera Krischik Statewide
08c
Evaluating the Use of Bison to Restore and Preserve Savanna Habitat $388,000 $0 $388,000 $0 Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, U of MN David Tilman Central
08d
State Park Pollinator Habitat Restoration $672,000 $0 $672,000 $0 MN DNR Edward Quinn Central, Metro, NW, SW, SE
08e
Enhancing Spawning Habitat Restoration in Minnesota Lakes $294,000 $0 $294,000 $0 U of MN - St. Anthony Falls Laboratory William Herb Statewide
08f
Prescribed-Fire Management for Roadside Prairies $345,000 $0 $345,000 $0 Minnesota Department of Transportation Ken Graeve Central, Metro, NW, SE
08g
Minnesota Bee and Beneficial Species Habitat Restoration $732,000 $0 $732,000 $0 Pheasants Forever Steven Burdick Statewide
08h
Mississippi and Vermillion Rivers Restoration of Prairie, Savanna, and Forest Habitat - Phase X $213,000 $0 $213,000 $0 Friends of the Mississippi River Tom Lewanski Metro
08i
Community Stewardship to Restore Urban Natural Resources - Phase X $524,000 $0 $524,000 $0 Great River Greening Wiley Buck Metro
08j
Economic Assessment of Precision Conservation and Agriculture $400,000 $0 $400,000 $0 Pheasants Forever Tanner Bruse Central, NW, SW, SE
08k
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Outreach and Implementation $6,000,000 $0 $6,000,000 $0 Board of Water and Soil Tabor Hoek Statewide
08l
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) $13,500,000 $2,279,000 $5,771,000 $5,000,000 Board of Water and Soil Open Statewide
Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat Subtotal = $14,532,000 $999,000 $13,533,000 $0      
Subd. 09 Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation
(9 Appropriations - Subtotal = $14,532,000)
09a
Metropolitan Regional Parks System Land Acquisition $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000 $0 Metropolitan Council Deborah Streets Jensen Metro
09b
Scientific and Natural Areas Acquisition and Restoration, Citizen Science, and Engagement $2,500,000 $0 $2,500,000 $0 MN DNR Peggy Booth Statewide
09c
Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Land Acquisition $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000 $0 MN DNR Jennifer Christie Statewide
09d
Minnesota State Trails Acquisition, Development, and Enhancement $1,038,000 $999,000 $39,000 $0 MN DNR Kent Skaar TBD
09e
Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition $2,675,000 $0 $2,675,000 $0 MN DNR Judy Schulte Central, NW, SW, SE
09f
Leech Lake Acquisition $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000 $0 Leech Lake Division of Resource Management Levi Brown Central
09g
Mesabi Trail Development $2,269,000 $0 $2,269,000 $0 St Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority Robert Manzoline NE
09h
Tower Trailhead Boat Landing and Habitat Improvement - Phase II $600,000 $0 $600,000 $0 City of Tower Linda Keith NE
09i
Land Acquisition for Voyageurs National Park Crane Lake Visitors Center $950,000 $0 $950,000 $0 Town of Crane Lake Jim Janssen NE
Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation Subtotal = $14,532,000 $999,000 $16,358,000 $0      
Subd. 10 Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement
(3 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,340,000)
10a
Contract Agreement Reimbursement $135,000 $0 $135,000 $0 MN DNR Katherine Sherman-Hoehn Statewide
10b
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) Administration $1,200,000 $0 $1,200,000 $0 LCCMR Susan Thornton Statewide
10c
Legislative Coordinating Commission Legacy Website $5,000 $0 $5,000 $0 Legislative Coordinating Commission Sally Olson Statewide
Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement Subtotal = $1,340,000 $0 $1,340,000 $0      
Total $ Appropriated = $64,250,000 $8,428,000 $50,733,000 $5,089,000      


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