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M.L. 2019 ENRTF Appropriations

2019 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations

On May 24, 2019, the legislature adopted 65 LCCMR recommendations as recommended, provided additional funds to two recommendations and modified one other. They also added 14 additional appropriations, primarily using funds freed up ($2.94 million FY19; $7.84 million FY20) following the repeal of M.L. 2018, Chapter 214, Article 6, Section 4 appropriation bonds. On May 31, 2019, 82 appropriations were signed into law by the Governor as M.L. 2019, First Special Session, Chapter 4, Article 2, for $64,476,000 total appropriations ($149,000 FY16, $2,940,000 FY19, and $61,387,000 FY20).

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Topic Area

Total LCCMR $
Appropriated

FY2016
Reallocated $

FY2019
Trust Fund $

FY2020
Trust Fund $
Percentage of
Total
Appropriation
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(20 Appropriations)
$15,405,000 $0 $1,804,000 $13,601,000 23.89%
Subd. 04 Water Resources
(20 Appropriations)
$5,565,000 $149,000 $0 $5,416,000 8.63%
Subd. 05 Technical Assistance, Outreach, and Environmental Education
(4 Appropriations)
$1,136,000 $0 $0 $1,136,000 1.76%
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(4 Appropriations)
$5,400,000 $0 $0 $5,400,000 8.38%
Subd. 07 Air Quality and Renewable Energy
(4 Appropriations)
$1,485,000 $0 $0 $1,485,000 2.30%
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(7 Appropriations)
$6,766,000 $0 $806,000 $5,960,000 10.49%
Subd. 09 Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation
(17 Appropriations)
$26,351,000 $0 $0 $26,351,000 40.87%
Subd. 10 Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement
(4 Appropriations)
$1,868,000 $0 $330,000 $1,538,000 2.90%
Subd. 11 Wastewater Treatment Recommendations
(2 Appropriations)
$500,000 $0 $0 $500,000 0.78%
Total Appropriations $64,476,000 $149,000 $2,940,000 $61,387,000 100%


Fund Source $ Amount
FY 2020 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $61,387,000
FY 2019 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $2,940,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2016 Appropriations $149,000
Total $ $64,476,000


Subd.

Title
Total LCCMR $
Appropriated
FY2016
Reallocated $
FY2019
Trust Fund $
FY2020
Trust Fund $
Project
Manager

Organization
Region of
Impact*
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(20 Appropriations - Subtotal = $15,405,000)
03a Minnesota Biological Survey $1,500,000 $0 $0 $1,500,000 Bruce Carlson MN DNR Statewide
03b Restoring Native Mussels in Streams and Lakes $500,000 $0 $0 $500,000 Mike Davis MN DNR Statewide
03c Quantifying Exposure of Minnesota's Raptors to Mercury and PFAS $250,000 $0 $0 $250,000 Matthew Etterson Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory NE
03d Minnesota Trumpeter Swan Migration Ecology and Conservation $300,000 $0 $0 $300,000 David Andersen U of MN Statewide
03e Spruce Grouse as Indicators for Boreal Forest Connectivity $350,000 $0 $0 $350,000 Julia Ponder U of MN - Raptor Center NW, NE
03f Understanding Brainworm Transmission to Find Solutions for Minnesota Moose Decline $400,000 $0 $0 $400,000 Tiffany Wolf U of MN NE
03g Mapping Habitat Use and Disease of Urban Carnivores $500,000 $0 $0 $500,000 Nicholas McCann U of MN Metro
03h Accelerated Aggregate Resource Mapping $700,000 $0 $0 $700,000 Heather Arends MN DNR SW
03i Den Boxes for Fishers and Other Nesting Wildlife $190,000 $0 $0 $190,000 Michael Joyce U of MN - Duluth Central, Metro, NE, NW
03j Red-headed Woodpeckers as Indicators of Oak Savanna Health $171,000 $0 $0 $171,000 David Andersen U of MN Central
03k Implementing Conservation Plans for Avian Species of Concern $124,000 $0 $0 $124,000 Nathaniel Miller Audubon Minnesota Statewide
03l Mapping Aquatic Habitats for Moose $199,000 $0 $0 $199,000 Joseph Bump U of MN NE
03m Improving Statewide GIS Data by Restoring the Public Land Survey $135,000 $0 $0 $135,000 Patrick Veraguth Minnesota Association of County Surveyors Statewide
03n County Geological Atlases - Part A, Mapping Geology $2,000,000 $0 $0 $2,000,000 Barbara Lusardi U of MN - MN Geological Survey Statewide
03o County Geologic Atlases - Part B, Mapping Aquifer Hydrology $2,400,000 $0 $0 $2,400,000 MN DNR Paul Putzier Statewide
03p Unlocking the Science of Minnesota's Moose Decline $199,000 $0 $0 $199,000 Minnesota Zoological Garden Nicole Mattson Statewide
03q Forest and Bioeconomy Research $2,200,000 $0 $0 $2,200,000 Rolf Weberg U of MN - Duluth NRRI Statewide
03r Minerals and Water Research $883,000 $0 $0 $883,000 Rolf Weberg U of MN - Duluth NRRI Statewide
03s Native Bee Survey $600,000 $0 $0 $600,000 Jessica Peterson MN DNR Central, NE, NW
03t Diagnostic Test for Chronic Wasting Disease $1,804,000 $0 $1,804,000 0 Peter Larsen U of MN Statewide
Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information Subtotal = $15,405,000 $0 $1,804,000 $13,601,000      
Subd.04 Water Resources
(20 Appropriations - Subdtotal = $5,565,000)
04a Determining Influence of Insecticides on Algal Blooms $350,000 $0 $0 $350,000 William Arnold U of MN Statewide
04b Benign Design: Environmental Studies Leading to Sustainable Pharmaceuticals $415,000 $0 $0 $415,000 William Arnold U of MN Statewide
04c Wastewater Nutrient Reduction through Industrial Source Reduction Assistance $200,000 $0 $0 $200,000 Laura Babcock U of MN Statewide
04d Quantifying Microplastics in Minnesota's Inland Lakes $200,000 $0 $0 $200,000 Kathryn Schreiner U of MN - Duluth Statewide
04e Improving Nitrogen Removal in Greater Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Ponds $325,000 $0 $0 $325,000 Paige Novak U of MN Statewide
04f Improving Drinking Water for Minnesotans through Pollution Prevention $345,000 $0 $0 $345,000 Raymond Hozalski U of MN Metro
04g Protecting Minnesota Waters by Removing Contaminants from Wastewater $250,000 $0 $0 $250,000 Matt Simcik U of MN Statewide
04h Reducing Municipal Wastewater Mercury Pollution to Lake Superior $250,000 $0 $0 $250,000 Scott Kyser Minnesota Pollution Control Agency NE
04i Extracting Deicing Salt from Roadside Soils with Plants $360,000 $0 $0 $360,000 Bo Hu U of MN Statewide
04j Transformation of Plastic Waste into Valued Resource $225,000 $0 $0 $225,000 Brett Barney U of MN Statewide
04k Accelerating Perennial Crop Production to Prevent Nitrate Leaching $440,000 $0 $0 $440,000 Dennis Fuchs Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District Central
04l Farm-Ready Cover Crops for Protecting Water Quality $741,000 $0 $0 $741,000 Central Lakes College - Ag and Energy Center Keith Olander Central, Metro, NW, SE, SW
04m Setting Realistic Nitrate Reduction Goals in Southeast Minnesota $350,000 $0 $0 $350,000 John Nieber U of MN SE
04n Mapping Unprofitable Cropland for Water and Wildlife $100,000 $0 $0 $100,000 Jason Ulrich Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station Statewide
04o Evaluating Locally Sourced Materials for Road Salt Reduction $162,000 $0 $0 $162,000 Chanlan Chun U of MN - Duluth NRRI Statewide
04p Minnesota Spring Inventory Final Phase $71,000 $0 $0 $71,000 Paul Putzier MN DNR Statewide
04q Restorating Impaired Lakes through Citizen-Aided Carp Management $106,000 $0 $0 $106,000 Andrew Dickhart Carver County Water Mangement Organization Metro
04r Spring Biological Nitrate Removal to Protect Drinking Water $175,000 $0 $0 $175,000 Troy Nemmers City of Fairmont SW
04s Degrading Chlorinated Industrial Contaminants with Bacteria $150,000 $149,000 $0 $1,000 Paige Novak U of MN Statewide
04t Managed Aquifer Recharge $350,000 $0 $0 $350,000 John Bilotta U of MN - Water Resources Center Statewide
Water Resources Subtotal = $5,565,000 $149,000 $0 $5,416,000      
Subd. 05 Technical Assistance, Outreach, and Environmental Education
(4 Appropriations - Subdtotal = $1,136,000)
05a Expanding Camp Sunrise Environmental Program $237,000 $0 $0 $237,000 Lori Arnold YouthCARE MN Metro
05b Connecting Students to the Boundary Waters $450,000 $0 $0 $450,000 Chris Knopf Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Statewide
05c Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Forest Restoration $199,000 $0 $0 $199,000 Mary Hammes Mississippi Park Connection Metro
05d Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers $250,000 $0 $0 $250,000 Mimi Daniel MN DNR Statewide
Environmental Education Subtotal = $1,136,000 $0 $0 $1,136,000      
Subd.06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(4 Appropriations - Subtotal = $5,400,000)
06a Building Knowledge and Capacity to Solve AIS Problems $4,000,000 $0 $0 $4,000,000 Nicholas Phelps U of MN - MAISRC Statewide
06b Oak Wilt Suppression at its Northern Edge $100,000 $0 $0 $100,000 Shannon Wettstein Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District Central
06c Noxious Weed Detection and Eradication $1,000,000 $0 $0 $1,000,000 Mark Abrahamson Minnesota Department of Agriculture Statewide
06d Emerald Ash Borer Response Grants $300,000 $0 $0 $300,000 Valerie McClannahan MN DNR Statewide
Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Subtotal = $5,400,000 $0 $0 $5,400,000      
Subd. 07 Air Quality and Renewable Energy
(4 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,485,000)
07a Development of Clean Energy Storage Systems for Farms $650,000 $0 $0 $650,000 William Northrop U of MN - WCROC Statewide
07b White Earth Nation Community Solar for Economic Resilience $500,000 $0 $0 $500,000 Vicki O'Day Rural Renewable Energy Alliance NE, NW
07c Sustainable Solar Energy from Agricultural Plant By-Products $185,000 $0 $0 $185,000 Ted Pappenfus U of MN - Morris Statewide
07d Morris Energy and Environment Community Resilience Plan $150,000 $0 $0 $150,000 Blaine Hill City of Morris Statewide
Air Quality and Renewable Energy Subtotal = $1,485,000 $0 $0 $1,485,000      
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(7 Appropriations - Subtotal = $6,766,000)
08a Saving Endangered Pollinators through Data-Driven Prairie Restoration $800,000 $0 $0 $800,000 Erik Runquist Minnesota Zoological Garden Central, Metro, NW, SW
08b Promoting and Restoring Oak Savanna Using Silvopasture $750,000 $0 $0 $750,000 Diomy Zamora U of MN Statewide
08c Sauk River Dam Removal and Rock Rapids Replacement $2,768,000 $0 $0 $2,768,000 Tessa Beuning City of Melrose Central
08d Conserving and Monitoring of Minnesota's Rare Arctic Plants $135,000 $0 $0 $135,000 Brianna Gross U of MN - Duluth NE
08e Nongame Wildlife Program Acceleration $513,000 $0 $0 $513,000 Cynthia Osmundson MN DNR Statewide
08f Lawns to Legumes $900,000 $0 $806,000 $94,000 Angie Becker-Kudelka BWSR Statewide
08g Agriculture Weed Control Using Autonomous Mowers $900,000 $0 $0 $900,000 Eric Buchanan U of MN - Morris Central
Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat Subtotal = $6,766,000 $0 $806,000 $5,960,000      
Subd. 09 Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation
(17 Appropriations - Subtotal = $26,351,000)
09a Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas $3,500,000 $0 $0 $3,500,000 Judy Schulte MN DNR Statewide
09b Grants for Local Parks, Trails and Natural Areas $3,000,000 $0 $0 $3,000,000 Audrey Mularie MN DNR Statewide
09c Minnesota State Parks and State Trails In-Holdings $2,000,000 $0 $0 $2,000,000 Jennifer Christie MN DNR Statewide
09d Minnesota State Trails Development $5,000,000 $0 $0 $5,000,000 Kent Skaar MN DNR Statewide
09e National Loon Center $4,000,000 $0 $0 $4,000,000 Leah Heggerston National Loon Center Foundation Central
09f Accessible Fishing Piers $320,000 $0 $0 $320,000 Nancy Stewart MN DNR Statewide
09g Mesabi Trail Extensions $3,000,000 $0 $0 $3,000,000 Robert Manzoline St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority NE
09h Birch Lake Recreation Area Campground $350,000 $0 $0 $350,000 Cathy Bissonette City of Babbitt NE
09i Britton Peak to Lutsen Mountain Bike Trail $350,000 $0 $0 $350,000 Tim Kennedy Superior Cycling Association NE
09j Preserving the Avon Hills with Reverse-Bidding Easements $1,600,000 $0 $0 $1,600,000 John Geissler Saint Johns University Central
09k Bailey Lake Trail and Fishing Pier $550,000 $0 $0 $550,000 Britt See-Benes City of Virginia NE
09l Vergas Long Lake Trail $290,000 $0 $0 $290,000 Julie Lammers City of Vergas NW
09m Glacial Edge Trail and Downtown Pedestrian Bridge $600,000 $0 $0 $600,000 Ryan Miller City of Fergus Falls NW
09n Crane Lake to Vermillion Falls Trail $400,000 $0 $0 $400,000 Bruce Beste Voyageur Country ATV NE
09o Restoring Five Sections of the Superior Hiking Trail $191,000 $0 $0 $191,000 Denny Caneff Superior Hiking Trail Association NE
09p Rainy Lake Recreational Access and Boat Wash Station $200,000 $0 $0 $200,000 Sherril Gautreaux City of Ranier NE
09q Historic Bruce Mine Park and Mesabi Trailhead $1,000,000 $0 $0 $1,000,000 Robert Manzoline St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority NE
Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation Subtotal = $26,351,000 $0 $0 $26,351,000      
Subd. 10 Administration and Contract Agreement Reimbursement
(4 Appropriations - Subtotal = $1,868,000)
10a Contract Agreement Reimbursement $135,000 $0 $0 $135,000 Katherine Sherman-Hoehn MN DNR Statewide
10b LCCMR Administration $1,400,000 $0 $0 $1,400,000 Becca Nash Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources Statewide
10c LCC Administration $3,000 $0 $0 $3,000 Sally Olson Legislative Coordinating Commission Statewide
10d Grants Management System $330,000 $0 $330,000 $0 Becca Nash Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources Statewide
Administration and Contract Agreement Subtotal = $1,868,000 $0 $330,000 $1,538,000      
Subd. 11 Wastewater Treatment Recommendations
(2 Appropriations - Subtotal = $500,000)
11a** Water Infrastructure Loans $0 $0 $0 $0 Jeff Freeman Public Facilities Authority Statewide
11b Optimization of Local Mechanical and Pond Wastewater-Treatment Plants $500,000 $0 $0 $500,000 Joel Peck Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Statewide
Wastewater Treatment Subtotal = $500,000 $0 $0 $500,000      
Total $ Appropriated = $64,476,000 $149,000 $2,940,000 61,387,000      

* 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. 11a "Water Infrastructure Funding Program" - Up to $5,000,000 of the money in the trust fund is available to the State Board of Investment to invest in loans through the Public Facilities Authority's clean water revolving fund under Minnesota Statutes, section 446A.07. This project will be reflected in the overall appropriations count, but the loan money will not be included in the total dollars.

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