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2015 ENRTF Proposals Received and Selected to Present - by Funding Priority Topic Area

2015 Environment and Natural Resouces Trust Fund Proposals Received and Selected to Present - by Funding Priority Topic Area

Below proposals are listed within funding priority topic areas in rank order based on preliminary staff evaluation.

In response to the 2015 Request for Proposal (RFP), due March 28, 2014, 152 proposals requesting a total of approximately $126.3 million were received. This RFP process is for funding available beginning July 1, 2015. For that period, approximately $44 million from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is currently expected to be available to recommend for project funding.

The LCCMR reviewed, evaluated, and ranked all proposals received. On June 4, the LCCMR selected 76 proposals requesting a total of approximately $74.9 million to invite in for a presentation before the Commission for further consideration. Proposal presentations are scheduled for June 17, 18, 19, 25, and 26.

This selection represents the first phase in narrowing the proposals received in response to the 2015 RFP into what will be recommended for funding to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature. Proposal presentations facilitate the LCCMR's next phase of consideration for reaching a decision on July 8 and 9 about which projects will be recommended.

Check the LCCMR schedule for the most up-to-date information on important process dates.


Visit the 2015 Proposal & Funding Process Main Page for additional information.


Note About Proposal Listings
All proposals received in response to the 2014 RFP are listed below. Proposals that were selected on 09/18/13 to present before the Commission and receive further consideration are indicated with an "X" in the left-most "Selected to Present" column.

Click here for print-ready list of 2015 proposals selected to present to the LCCMR - listed by category with project summaries (17-page PDF file).

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Selected to Present

ID #

Last Name

First Name

Project Title

Organization

Requested
A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(RECEIVED: 32 proposals/subtotal = $19,712,775 )
X
001-A Setterholm Dale MGS Geologic Atlases to Support Natural Resource Management [Continuation] U of MN - MN Geological Survey $2,040,000
X
002-A Converse Carmen Minnesota Biological Survey [Continuation] MN DNR $3,500,000
X
003-A Kloiber Steve Completing the National Wetland Inventory Update for Minnesota [Continuation] MN DNR $2,772,610
X
004-A Baker Richard Endangered Bats, White-Nose Syndrome, and Forest Habitat MN DNR $1,269,546
X
005-A Barker Keith Integrating Minnesotas Biodiversity Data: a Comprehensive, Dynamic Atlas Bell Museum of Natural History $339,750
X
006-A Falteisek Jan County Geologic Atlas Continuation for Water Resource Sustainability [Continuation] MN DNR $2,542,389
X
007-A Henderson Carrol Contaminants in Minnesotas Loons and Pelicans-Phase 3 MN DNR $141,000
X
008-A Quinn Edward Reintroduction/Interpretation of Bison in Minnesota State Parks MN DNR $797,718
X
009-A Oberhauser Karen Effects of Grazing Versus Fire for Prairie Management U of MN $414,064
X
010-A Boe Kathleen St. Anthony Falls Lock Closure: Assessing Ecological Impact Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership $148,093
X
011-A Blair Robert Minnesota Native Bee Atlas: A Citizen Science Project U of MN $790,000
 
012-A Kapfer Paul Restoring Minnesota's Apex Weasel, the Fisher Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe $316,086
X
013-A Moen Ron Genetic and Camera Techniques to Estimate Carnivore Populations U of MN - Duluth NRRI $236,326
X
014-A Martell Mark Creating a Statewide Wetland Bird Survey Audubon Minnesota $146,520
 
015-A Venturelli Paul Using Angler Smartphone Data to Benefit Aquatic Resources U of MN $322,633
X
016-A McGuire Jennifer Turtle Population Dynamics in an Urban Lake University of St. Thomas $258,603
X
017-A D'Angelo Gino Movements and Seasonal Habitat Use of Minnesota Elk MN DNR $250,242
X
018-A Henderson Bobby Goblin Fern: Habitat Mitigation for Species Conservation Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe $61,040
 
019-A Casper Gary Amphibian and Reptile Conservation in Lake Superior Basin Great Lakes Ecological Services, LLC $199,204
X
020-A Falkowski Michael A Foundational Dataset Characterizing Historic Forest Disturbance Impacts U of MN $323,161
 
021-A Heinicke Matthew Conservation Genetics of Minnesotas Rare Lizards and Snakes University of Michigan (UM-Dearborn) $224,341
 
022-A Travis Dominic Unique Partnership Approach for Protecting Minnesotas Threatened Ecosystems U of MN $260,147
 
023-A Russell Matthew A Web-Based Portal for Forest Ecosystem Health U of MN $130,018
X
024-A Karwan Diana Hydrologic Effects of Contemporary Forest Practices in Minnesota U of MN $201,296
 
025-A Ferrington Leonard Evaluation of Thermal Regimes For Optimizing Trout Habitats U of MN $450,489
 
026-A LaRue Michelle Cougars in Minnesota: Management Strategies for Changing Ecosystems U of MN $263,230
X
027-A Moen Ron LiDAR for Wildlife in Northeastern Minnesota U of MN - Duluth NRRI $99,717
 
028-A Snell-Rood Emilie The Effect of Salt on Roadside Habitats U of MN $109,000
 
029-A Johnson Renee Cooperative Public Land Survey/Cadastral Spatial Data Management MN DNR $500,000
 
030-A ONeil Thomas Wildlife-Habitat Relationships in Minnesota Northwest Habitat Institute $397,124
X
031-A Montgomery Kent Enhancing Future Forest Conservation Using Gullions Historic Research Central Lakes College $75,885
 
032-A Wilmot Neil Silica Sand Mining and the Minnesota Economy U of MN - Duluth $132,543
B. Water Resources
(RECEIVED: 30 proposals/subtotal = $13,497,894 )
X
033-B Keeler Bonnie Informed Water Management: Mapping Scarcity,Threats, and Values U of MN $234,936
X
034-B Hu Bo A Novel Biofilm Technology for Water Nutrient Removal U of MN $281,270
X
035-B Valentas Kenneth Preventing Phosphorous from Entering Water Resources Through Draintiles U of MN $355,000
X
036-B Schoenfuss Heiko Biological Consequences of Septic Pollution in Minnesota Lakes St. Cloud State University $364,427
X
037-B Smith Erik Subsurface Drainage Impacts on Groundwater Recharge: Southeast Minnesota U.S. Geological Survey $488,394
 
038-B Wammer Kristine Toxicity of Fragrances to Native Fish and Mussels University of St. Thomas $219,572
 
039-B Barney Brett Expanding Biofertilizers for Responsible Nitrogen Application U of MN $568,000
 
040-b Sadowsky Michael Woodchip Bioreactors Controling Sulfate, Nitrate, and Phosphorus Runoff U of MN $638,000
 
041-B Hobbie Sarah Determining Stormwater Pollution Sources to Improve Urban Waters U of MN $538,000
X
042-B Sheaffer Craig Reducing Nitrogen Pollution in Groundwater with Perennial Grasses U of MN $482,186
 
043-B Hondzo Miki Enhanced Microbial Nitrate Removal in Minnesota Waters U of MN $333,763
 
044-B Wackett Lawrence Solving Problems From Pesticides and Spills in Minnesota U of MN $440,000
X
045-B Ellison Christopher Using Hydroacoustics to Monitor Sediment in Minnesotas Rivers U.S. Geological Survey $455,663
 
046-B Abbas Abdennour Autonomous Chemical Sensor for Water Toxicants Monitoring U of MN $320,000
X
047-B Drewitz Matt Southeastern Minnesota Cover Crop and Soil Health Initiatives Board of Water and Soil Resources $253,000
X
048-B Maciej Gerry Achieving Minnesotas Groundwater Sustainability Through Irrigation Efficiencies Benton Soil and Water Conservation District $431,100
 
049-B Wang Ping Wireless Biosensing for Monitoring of Aquatic Ecosystems U of MN $981,249
 
050-B Zhang Kechun Integrated Algae Process for Value-Added Fuels and Chemicals U of MN $919,662
 
051-B Clark Ryan Conservation Reference Watersheds within the Minnesota River Basin Renville County SWCD $699,820
 
052-B Garono Ralph Mapping and Classifying North Shore Vernal Pools U of MN - Duluth NRRI $525,846
 
053-B Meschke Linda Tile Outlet Treatment Trains to Improve Water Quality Rural Advantage $514,394
 
054-B Small Gaston Removing Excess Phosphorus in Urban Lakes through Hydroponics University of St. Thomas $174,046
 
055-B Garono Ralph Nutrient Dead-Zone Interactions in the St. Louis Estuary U of MN - Duluth Large Lakes Observatory $550,200
 
056-B Kluckhohn Rebecca Lake Management Guidance, Strategies to Reduce Internal Loads Clearwater River Watershed District $233,900
 
057-B Julius Matt Reducing Dairy Plant Impact on Water Quality St. Cloud State University $499,733
 
058-B Montgomery Kent Developing and Implementing Watershed-level Protection Strategies for Lakes Central Lakes College $192,863
 
059-B Anglo Kathleen Improving Water Quality, Daylighting Trout Brook City of Saint Paul $400,000
X
060-B Schaum Jessica Shoreview Water Consumption and Groundwater Awareness Project City of Shoreview $54,470
 
061-B Innes Alister Replace Chemical Hazards in Products; Reduce Emerging Contaminants Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $1,039,600
 
062-B Johnson Margaret Crow River Erosion Analysis and Targeted Implementation Project Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District $308,800
C. Environmental Education
(RECEIVED: 18 proposals/subtotal = $8,384,448 )
 
063-C Luce Don Inspiring Citizen Action to Control Aquatic Invasive Species Bell Museum of Natural History $239,215
 
064-C Hamilton Patrick MNwatch: A Major New Exhibit About Minnesotas Environment Science Museum of Minnesota $1,085,000
X
065-C Ponder Julia Hunter's Choice: Alternative Ammunition U of MN $132,557
X
066-C Lenczewski John Connecting Students with Watersheds through Hands-On Learning Minnesota Trout Unlimited $437,195
X
067-C Svien Lawrence Building 8 Zumbro Watershed Recreational Learning Stewardship Sites Zumbro Watershed Partnership $356,920
 
068-C Kay Adam Stewardship Science: Enhancing education in Underserved Urban Communities University of St. Thomas $111,887
 
069-C Anderson Neil Reed Canary Grass Threat to the Tension Zone U of MN $538,968
 
070-C Vlasak Raymond Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Outdoor Youth Learning Program Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. $118,600
 
071-C Nerbonne Julia Be The Spark: Experiential Youth Development Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light $576,377
 
072-C Thommes Judy Youth Energy Education: Making Energy Conservation Fun! Center for Energy and Environment $162,000
X
073-C Freese Joan Splash Screen: SciGirls Exploring Watersheds Using Mobile Technologies Twin Cities Public Television $187,400
X
074-C Mercer-Taylor Beth Water Journey Camps U of MN $25,138
 
075-C Martinez Cecilia Zenteotl-Community Empowerment Through Urban Agriculture Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy $382,887
 
076-C Hall Patricia Race to Reduce: Replicating Success! H2O for Life, Inc $82,500
 
077-C Eldred Craig City of Waconia Fountain Park Storm Water Education City of Waconia $52,415
 
078-C Kaminski Timmothy Assessing Carcass Disposal Assistance for Reducing Wolf-Cattle Conflicts Howling For Wolves $72,000
 
079-C Bodette Dan Community and Field-Based Environmental Learning Model School of Environmental Studies $388,274
 
080-C Homan Ed Regional Mattress Recycling: Reducing Landfill Use, Recovering Resources McLeod County $3,435,115
D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(RECEIVED: 15 proposals/subtotal = $24,347,412 )
X
081-D Buhr Brian Minnesota Terrestrial Invasive Species Research Center U of MN $14,937,920
X
082-D D'Amato Anthony Emerald Ash Borer Ecological/Hydrological Impacts - Phase 2 U of MN $420,408
X
083-D Becker Roger Biological Control of Canada Thistle U of MN $300,000
X
084-D Blanchette Robert Preventing a New Disease of Pines in Minnesota U of MN $371,840
X
085-D Aukema Brian Minnesotas Newest Invasion: European Gypsy Moth is Here U of MN $350,000
X
086-D Henquinet Jeffrey Mobile Ballast Water Treatment System for Great Lakes Izaak Walton League of America $1,006,200
X
087-D Phelps Nicholas Small Fish, Big Problem: Understanding Minnesotas Baitfish Industry U of MN $236,526
X
088-D Hicks Randall Forecasting Microbial Invasions: Muskie Pox and VHS Virus U of MN $467,589
 
089-D Sadowsky Michael Biocontrol of Eurasian Water Milfoil Based on DNA Sequencing U of MN $574,000
 
090-D Cotner James Using CO2 to Control Fish in Shallow Lakes U of MN $505,000
 
091-D Frohnauer Nick Minnesota Asian Carp Action Plan Implementation MN DNR $4,359,517
 
092-D Hibbard Calder Minnesotas Forest Health Threats: Terrestrial Invasive Species Minnesota Forest Resources Council $308,322
 
093-D Matthews Thomas Treatment of Emerald Ash Borer-infested Ash Trees Phyllom BioProducts Corporation $120,000
 
094-D Larson Chris Ash Tree Preservation: Environmental Education & Stewardship City of Oakdale $85,590
 
095-D Shneider Joseph Prepackaged AIS Thermal Decontamination Program for Water-Related Equipment MN Coalition of Lake Associations $304,500
E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy
(RECEIVED: 21 proposals/subtotal = $12,985,267 )
X
096-E Levenson-Falk Annie Ending Minnesota Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fossil Fuels Legislative Energy Commission $1,500,000
 
097-E Hu Bo Electrochemical Micro-Aeration for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal from Biogas U of MN $316,754
 
098-E Montgomery Rebecca Tree Productivity and Health Depend on Cold Winters U of MN $241,568
 
099-E Reich Peter Managing for "Climate-Smart" Trees and Forests U of MN $457,953
 
100-E David Andrew Development of Forest Seed Transfer Guidelines for Minnesota U of MN $327,602
X
101-E McCormick Alon Renewable and Sustainable Fertilizers Produced Locally U of MN $1,620,000
 
102-E Nagel Linda Making Minnesota Forests More Resilient to Climate Change U of MN $396,872
 
103-E Goldberg Louise Housing Clusters Consuming Less Electricity Than They Generate U of MN $195,000
 
104-E Dutcher Cari Lake and River Spray Impacts on Minnesota Climate U of MN $516,000
 
105-E Hemmingsen Richard Optimizing Environmental and Economic Value of Harvested Cattails U of MN $1,545,750
 
106-E Davy Ray Reducing Land Applied Agricultural Waste in SE Minnesota Agri-Waste Energy Operations $504,385
 
107-E Gerard Gena Reducing Wood Smoke: Protecting Our Health and Environment Environmental Initiative $1,116,570
X
108-E Hong Jiarong Assessing Environmental Impact of Wind Turbines in Minnesota U of MN $528,000
 
109-E Current Dean Zero-Waste Aquaponic System for Fish and Vegetable Production U of MN $906,400
X
110-E Northrop William Reducing Emissions from Open Burning through Biomass Gasification U of MN $268,188
 
111-E Slesak Robert Soil Frost and Sustainable Forestry Under Varying Climate U of MN $305,000
X
112-E Becker Dennis In-Woods Biomass Drying to Increase Energy Value U of MN $194,550
 
113-E Current Dean BMP Portfolio for Non-forest Biomass for Bioenergy U of MN $213,250
 
114-E Green Jim Duluth Steam Energy Efficiency Project City of Duluth $153,360
 
115-E Oskoui Kazem Restorative Integrated Resource Management at Prospect Clark Engineering Corporation $499,440
X
116-E Thomas Steve Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Solid Waste The NetWork for Better Futures d/b/a Better Futures Minnesota $1,178,625
F. Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat
(RECEIVED: 19 proposals/subtotal = $7,211,764 )
X
117-F Johnson Lucinda Prioritizing Future Management of North Shore Trout Streams U of MN - Duluth NRRI $416,411
X
118-F Perrine Rich Thirteen Counties Propagating Native Plants, Restoring Diverse Habitats Martin SWCD $495,000
X
119-F Remucal David Preserving and Protecting Minnesota's 48 Native Orchid Species U of MN - Landscape Arboretum $167,700
 
120-F Griffis Timothy Forecasting the Intensity and Spread of Minnesotas Wildfires U of MN $184,080
X
121-F Buck Wiley MeCC VIII: Restoration for Climate Resilience, Pollinators, Working Lands Great River Greening $459,000
X
122-F Hoek Tabor Conservation Assistance Acceleration Project Board of Water and Soil Resources $1,500,000
X
123-F Wisenden Brian MSU Moorhead Science Center Restoration & Monitoring Moorhead State University $527,760
X
124-F Herb William Prioritizing Walleye Spawning Habitat Restoration in Minnesota Lakes U of MN $277,235
X
125-F Erwin John Building "Pollinator Friendly" Landscapes U of MN $225,714
X
126-F Lewanski Tom MeCC VIII: FMR Restoring Prairie and Forest Habitat Friends of the Mississippi River $276,482
X
127-F Rudolf Sarah Empowered Citizens Improve 5 Urban Forests: Statewide Model Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $835,342
X
128-F Kleist Christopher Flood Recovery on Sargent Creek Duluth Habitat Restoration City of Duluth $398,000
X
129-F Ryun Debra Shoreland Protection for the Lower St. Croix River St. Croix River Association $190,300
 
130-F Hoganson Howard Transitioning Pine Plantations to Multi-Aged, Mixed-Species Pine Stands U of MN $260,222
 
131-F Erwin John Building Ecologically-Sound Landscapes in Our Communities U of MN $241,828
 
132-F Singer Alan Integrating Agriculture with Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat Dakota County $300,000
 
133-F Hoganson Howard Recognizing Full Value of Pine Restoration U of MN $177,278
 
134-F Arvidson Adam Ecological Management Plans for Vegetation and Water Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board $204,412
X
135-F Erickson Mark Redwood/Renville County Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Master Plan Redwood County and Renville County $75,000
G. Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation
(RECEIVED: 16 proposals/subtotal = $40,057,901 )
X
136-G Stefferud Arne Metropolitan Regional Park System Land Acquisition Phase 4 Metropolitan Council $3,000,000
X
137-G Booth Peggy SNA Acquisition, Restoration, Enhancement and Public Engagement MN DNR $6,315,700
X
138-G Garms Jason Native Prairie Stewardship & Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition MN DNR $6,450,162
X
139-G Christie Jennifer State Parks and State Trails Land Acquisitions MN DNR $2,000,000
 
140-G Peterson Richard Protecting the Pineland Sands Aquifer MN DNR $2,006,856
X
141-G Loon Deborah MeCC VIII: Priority Expansion Minnesota Valley NWRefuge Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. $500,000
X
142-G Manzoline Robert Mesabi Trail Development Soudan to Ely Phase 2 St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority $1,000,000
X
143-G Rivers Patrick MeCC VIII: MN DNR Metro Conservation Corridors 8, Ecological Landscapes MN DNR $530,000
X
144-G Salus Danielle MeCC VIII: TPLs Strategic Land Protection Program The Trust for Public Land $1,000,000
X
145-G Curry John MeCC VIII: Ecological Landscapes - Overall, Mapping and Coordination Minnesota Land Trust $40,000
X
146-G Singer Alan MeCC VIII: Dakota County Riparian and Lakeshore Protection Dakota County $600,000
X
147-G West Paula Multi-benefit Watershed Scale Conservation on North Central Lakes Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation $1,225,750
X
148-G Curry John MeCC VIII: Metro Conservation Corridors 8 Ecological Landscapes Minnesota Land Trust $882,500
X
149-G Damon Susan Enhanced Access to Isolated State Lands MN DNR $1,017,397
 
150-G Johnson Mark Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water Supply Protection Project Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water System $11,460,000
 
151-G Vandelinde Aaron Preserving Old-Growth Forests on School Lands MN DNR $2,029,536
H. Pass-thru Contract Management
(RECEIVED: 1 proposals/subtotal = $135,000 )
X
152-H Graeber Amanda Contract Management MN DNR $135,000


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