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M.L. 2018 ENRTF Appropriations

2018 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) Appropriations
M.L. 2018, Chp. 214, Art. 4, Sec. 2 and M.L. 2018, Chp. 214, Art. 6


For the FY 2018 and FY 2019 biennium (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019), approximately $50.8 million was available each year (total = $101,656,000) for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) selected 66 projects totaling $45,828,000 to recommend to the 2018 Minnesota Legislature for funding from the ENRTF. The recommendations were the result of the LCCMR's 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP) process, in which 217 proposals requesting a total of approximately $183 million were received and considered through a competitive, multi-stage evaluation process. The recommendations ranged from funding the full proposal and dollar amount requested to partial funding for specific proposal elements. On May 20, 2018 the legislature adopted 65 LCCMR recommendations, including three with reduced amounts, one with an increased amount, and two added appropriations. On May 30, 2018, 67 appropriations totaling $45,828,000 were signed into law by the Governor as M.L. 2018, Chapter 214, Article 4 and Article 6, for appropriations in FY18 ($89,000) and FY19 ($45,739,000).

LINKS TO:

Viewing Original Proposals and Draft Work Plans

  • Click on the proposal ENRTF ID # to view the original proposal
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Topic Area
FY2018-FY2019 Trust Fund $
FY2018 Trust Fund $

FY2019 Trust Fund $
Percentage of Total Recommendation
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(11 Recommendations)
$4,533,000 $0 $4,533,000 9.9%
Subd. 04 Water Resources
(12 Recommendations)
$5,875,000 $89,000 $5,786,000 12.8%
Subd. 05 Technical Assistance, Outreach, and Environmental Education
(12 Recommendations)
$4,968,000 $0 $4,968,000 10,8%
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(6 Recommendations)
$5,760,000 $0 $5,760,000 12.6%
Subd. 07 Air Quality and Renewable Energy
(3 Recommendations)
$1,200,000 $0 $1,200,000 2.6%
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(8 Recommendations)
$2,539,000 $0 $2,539,000 5.5%
Subd. 09 Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation
(12 Recommendations)
$17,439,000 $0 $17,439,000 38.1%
Subd. 10 Emerging Issues Account
(1 Recommendation)
$439,000 $0 $439,000 1.0%
Subd. 11 Wastewater Treatment Recommendations
(0 Recommendations)
$0 $0 $0 0.0%
Subd. 12 Contract Agreement Reimbursement
(1 Recommendation)
$135,000 $0 $135,000 0.3%
Art. 6, ENRTF Appropriation Bonds and Appropriations
(1 Recommendation)
$2,940,000 $0 $2,940,000 6.4%
TOTAL $ RECOMMENDATION $45,828,000 $89,000 $45,739,000 100%



Fund Source

$ Recommended
FY 2018 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $89,000
FY 2019 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $45,739,000
Total $ $45,828,000

*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.

**FY2020-2039 annual debt service payments would be approximately $7,840,000




Subd.



Title

Total LCCMR Appropriation $

Total LCCMR $ Appropriated FY2018

Total LCCMR $ Appropriated FY2019



Organization


Project
Manager


Region of Impact*
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(11 Recommendations - Subtotal = $4,533,000)
03a
County Geologic Atlases - Part A $1,240,000 $0 $1,240,000 U of MN - MN Geological Survey Dale Setterholm Statewide
03b
Providing Critical Water-Quality Information for Lake Management $250,000 $0 $250,000 U of MN Jeffrey Peterson Statewide
03c
Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas - Phase 2 $350,000 $0 $350,000 U of MN George Weiblen Statewide
03d
Peatland Forest Management $600,000 $0 $600,000 U of MN Marcella Windmuller-Campione Regional
03e
Assessing Natural Resource Benefits Provided by Lichens and Mosses $213,000 $0 $213,000 U of MN Daniel Stanton Statewide
03f
Develop a System to Assess Wildlife Health Threats in Minnesota $280,000 $0 $280,000 U of MN Kimberly VanderWaal Statewide
03g
Conserving Minnesota's Forest Birds of Management Concern $500,000 $0 $500,000 U of MN - Duluth NRRI Alesx Grinde Regional
03h
Mapping Avian Movement in Minnesota $200,000 $0 $200,000 U of MN - Duluth NRRI Gerald Niemi Statewide
03i
Improve Trout-Stream Management by Understanding Variable Winter Thermal Conditions $400,000 $0 $400,000 U of MN Leonard Ferrington Regional
03j
Develop Sonar Data Mapping on Three Rivers to Assess Suitability for Native Mussel Habitat $200,000 $0 $200,000 National Park Service Nancy Duncan Metro
03k
Conserving Minnesota's Nine Species of Freshwater Turtles $300,000 $0 $300,000 Minnesota Zoological Garden Seth Stapleton Metro/Regional
Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information Subtotal = $4,533,000 $0 $4,533,000      
Subd. 04 Water Resources
(12 Recommendations - Subdtotal = $5,875,000)
04a
Pilot Program to Optimize Local Mechanical and Pond Wastewater-Treatment Plants $700,000 $89,000 $611,000 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Joel Peck Statewide
04b
Assess and Develop Strategies to Remove Microscopic Plastic-Particle Pollution from Minnesota Water Bodies $300,000 $0 $300,000 U of MN Filippo Coletti Statewide
04c
Reduce Chlorides in Minnesota Waters by Evaluating Road-Salt Alternatives and Pavement Innovations $400,000 $0 $400,000 U of MN John Gulliver Statewide
04d
Protect Water Quality with Efficient Removal of Contaminants in Treatment Ponds for Storm Water $325,000 $0 $325,000 St. Cloud State University Heiko Schoenfuss Statewide
04e
Develop a Small and Inexpensive Community Drinking Water Purification System $425,000 $0 $425,000 U of MN Tianhong Cui Statewide
04f
Evaluate Emerging Pathogens in Lakes, Rivers, and Tap Water to Keep Drinking Water Safe $325,000 $0 $325,000 U of MN Timothy LaPara Statewide
04g
Characterize Unregulated Contaminants in Source Water and Drinking Water $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000 Minnesota Department of Health Stephen Robertson Statewide
04h
Mapping Antibiotic Resistance in Minnesota to Help Protect Environmental, Animal, and Human Health $750,000 $0 $750,000 U of MN Randall Singer Statewide
04i
Farmer-Led Expansion of Alfalfa Production to Increase Water Protection $500,000 $0 $500,000 U of MN Nicholas Jordan Regional
04j
Using Perennial Grain Crops in Wellhead Protection Areas to Protect Groundwater $250,000 $0 $250,000 Minnesota Department of Agriculture Margaret Wagner Statewide
04k
Implement a Pilot Credit-Trading System for Storm Water in Shell Rock River Watershed to Improve Water Quality $300,000 $0 $300,000 Shell Rock River Watershed District Courtney Christensen Regional
04l
Lake Agnes Treatment $600,000 $0 $600,000 Board of Water and Soil Resources TBD Statewide
Water Resources Subtotal = $5,875,000 $89,000 $5,786,000      
Subd. 05 Technical Assistance, Outreach, and Environmental Education
(12 Recommendations - Subdtotal = $4,968,000)
05a
Prairie Sportsman Statewide Environmental Broadcasts and Videos $300,000 $0 $300,000 Pioneer Public Televison Cindy Dorn Statewide
05b
YES! Students Take on Minnesota Water-Quality Challenge $213,000 $0 $213,000 Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Shelli-Kae Foster Statewide
05c
Get Outdoors After-School Training $30,000 $0 $30,000 Project Get Outdoors Inc Sara Holger Statewide
05d
Connecting Students with Water Stewardship through Hands-on Learning $400,000 $0 $400,000 Minnesota Trout Unlimited John Lenczewski Statewide
05e
Expanding River Watch Program on the Minnesota River With High School Teams $100,000 $0 $100,000 Friends of the Minnesota Valley Ted Suss Regional
05f
Pollinator Ambassadors Program for Gardens $250,000 $0 $250,000 U of MN Elaine Evans Statewide
05g
Morris Prairie Pollinator Demonstration Area and Education $550,000 $0 $550,000 U of MN Steven Poppe Regional
05h
Expanding Nature Knowledge and Experience with New Interactive Exhibits at North Mississippi Regional Park $500,000 $0 $500,000 Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board MaryLynn Pulscher Metro
05i
Update International Wolf Center Exhibits $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000 International Wolf Center Rob Schultz Metro
05j
Expanding the State's Reuse Economy to Conserve Natural Resources $275,000 $0 $275,000 ReUSE Minnesota Steve Thomas Statewide
05k
Expand Materials Reuse and Recycling Jobs Program $800,000 $0 $800,000 The NetWork for Better Futures (D/B/A) Better Futures Minnesota Steve Thomas Statewide
05l
Increase Diversity in Environmental Careers to Serve Minnesota's Changing Demographics $550,000 $00 $550,000 MN DNR Denise Legato Statewide
Technical Assisantance, Outreach, and Environmental Education Subtotal = $4,968,000 $0 $4,968,000      
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(6 Recommendeds - Subtotal = $5,760,000)
06a
Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center - Phase 4 $3,500,000 $0 $3,500,000 U of MN Robert Venette Statewide
06b
Palmer Amaranth Detection and Eradication Continuation $431,000 $0 $431,000 Minnesota Department of Agriculture Monika Chandler Statewide
06c
Evaluate Control Methods for Invasive Hybrid Cattails $131,000 $0 $131,000 Voyageurs National Park Steve Windels Regional
06d
Developing RNA Interference to Control Zebra Mussels $500,000 $0 $500,000 U.S. Geological Survey Christopher Merkes Statewide
06e
Install and Evaluate an Invasive Carp Deterrent for Mississippi River Locks and Dams $998,000 $0 $998,000 U of MN Peter Sorensen Statewide
06f
Determining Risk of a Toxic Alga in Minnesota Lakes $200,000 $0 $200,000 Science Museum of Minnesota Adam Heathcote Statewide
Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Subtotal = $5,760,000 $0 $5,760,000      
Subd. 07 Air Quality and Renewable Energy
(3 Recommendations - Subtotal = $1,200,000)
07a
Develop Solar Window Concentrators for Electricity $350,000 $0 $350,000 U of MN Uwe Kortshagen Statewide
07b
Demonstrations for Community-Scale Storage System for Renewable Energy $550,000 $0 $550,000 U of MN Ellen Anderson Statewide
07c
Develop Inexpensive Energy from Simple Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing $300,000 $0 $300,000 U of MN Tianhong Cui Statewide
Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy Subtotal = $1,200,000 $0 $1,200,000      
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(8 Recommendations - Subtotal = $2,539,000)
08a
Nongame Wildlife Program Acceleration $220,000 $0 $220,000 MN DNR Carrol Henderson Statewide
08b
Develop BioMulch to Replace Plastic Soil Covering in Vegetable and Fruit Production to Increase Yield and Reduce Waste $310,000 $0 $310,000 U of MN Paulo Pagliari Statewide
08c
Develop Market-Based Alternatives for Perennial Crops to Benefit Water Quality and Wildlife $150,000 $0 $150,000 Science Museum of Minnesota Shawn Schottler Statewide
08d
Agricultural Weed Control Using Autonomous Mowers $750,000 $0 $750,000 U of MN - Morris Mike Reese Statewide
08e
Restoring Forests in Minnesota State Parks $250,000 $0 $250,000 MN DNR Edward Quinn Statewide
08f
Develop Strategies for Timber Harvest to Minimize Soil Impacts to Maintain Healthy and Diverse Forests $200,000 $0 $200,000 U of MN Robert Slesak Statewide
08g
Restoring Wetland Invertebrates to Revive Wildlife Habitat $400,000 $0 $400,000 MN DNR Danelle Larson Statewide
08h
Preserving Minnesota's Native Orchids - Phase 2 $259,000 $0 $259,000 U of MN - Landscape Arboretum David Remucal Statewide
Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat Subtotal = $2,539,000 $0 $2,539,000      
Subd. 09 Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation
(12 Recommendations - Subtotal = $17,439,000)
09a
Grants for Local Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas $2,000,000 $0 $2,000,000 MN DNR Audrey Mularie Statewide
09b
Develop Mesabi Trail Segment From County Road 88 to Ely $600,000 $0 $600,000 St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority Bob Manzoline Regional
09c
Harmony State Trail Extension Land Acquisition $235,000 $0 $235,000 City of Harmony Jerome Illg Regional
09d
Mississippi Blufflands State Trail - Red Wing Barn Bluff to Colvill Park Segment $550,000 $0 $550,000 City of Red Wing Jay Owens Regional
09e
Swedish Immigrant Regional Trail Segment within Interstate State Park $2,254,000 $0 $2,254,000 Chisago County Environmental Services Laird Mork Regional
09f
Enhancement Plan for Superior Hiking Trail $100,000 $0 $100,000 Superior Hiking Trail Association Denny Caneff Regional
09g
Protecting Mississippi River Headwaters Lands through Local, State, and Federal Partnership $700,000 $0 $700,000 City of Baxter Josh Doty Regional
09h
Protecting North-Central Minnesota Lakes $750,000 $0 $750,000 Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District Sheila Boldt Regional
09i
Easement Program for Native Prairie Bank $2,000,000 $0 $2,000,000 MN DNR Judy Schulte Statewide
09j
Minnesota State Trail Development $2,500,000 $0 $2,500,000 MN DNR Kent Skaar Statewide
09k
Minnesota State Parks and State Trails $2,500,000 $0 $2,500,000 MN DNR Jennifer Christie Statewide
09l
Scientific and Natural Areas Program $3,250,000 $0 $3,250,000 MN DNR Ann Pierce Statewide
Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation Subtotal = $17,439,000 $0 $17,439,000      
Subd. 10 Emerging Issues Account
(1 Recommendation - Subtotal = $439,000)
10
Emerging Issues Account $439,000 $0 $439,000 LCCMR Becca Nash Statewide
Emerging Issues Account Subtotal = $439,000 $0 $439,000      
Subd. 11 Wastewater Treatment Recommendations
(0 Recommendations - Subtotal = $0)
11a
Wastewater Treatment System Grants $0 $0 $0 PFA TBD Statewide
11b
Wastewater Treatment System Loans $0 $0 $0 PFA TBD Statewide
Wastewater Treatment Recommendations Subtotal = $0 $0 $0      
Subd. 12 Contract Agreement Reimbursement
(1 Recommendation - Subtotal = $135,000)
12
Contract Agreement Reimbursement $135,000 $0 $135,000 MN DNR Katherine Sherman-Hoehn Statewide
Contract Agreement Reimbursement Subtotal = $135,000 $0 $135,000      
Art. 6, ENRTF Appropriation Bonds and Appropriations**
(1 Recommendation - Subtotal = $2,940,000)
Art. 6, Subd. 4
FY2019 Debt Service on Appropriations Bonds** $2,940,000 $0 $2,940,000 Minnesota Management and Budget TBD Statewide
ENRTF Appropriation Bonds and Appropriations Subtotal = $2,940,000 $0 $2,940,000      
Total $ Appropriations = $45,828,000 $89,000 $45,739,000      


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