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M.L. 2021 ENRTF Appropriations (2020)

Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund M.L. 2021 Appropriations (2020)

On June 25, 2021, the Legislature adopted 77 LCCMR recommendations as tentatively recommended in 2020, provided additional funds to one tentative recommendation, reduced funds for one tentative recommendation, and modified one other. They also added 8 additional appropriations, primarily using unspent funds from prior appropriations that would otherwise return to the Trust Fund, totaling $3,648,000. On June 29, 2021, 85 appropriations were signed into law by the Governor as M.L. 2021, First Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 5, with $61,387,000 from FY21 and $3,932,000 recaptured from prior fiscal years, for $65,319,000 total appropriations.

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Topic Area Total LCCMR $
Appropriated
Multiple FY's
Reallocated
FY2021
Trust Fund $
Percentage of
Total
Appropriations
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
15 Appropriations
$8,593,000 $0 $8,593,000 13.16%
Subd. 04 Water Resources
7 Appropriations
$3,457,000 $0 $3,457,000 5.29%
Subd. 05 Technical Assistance, Outreach, and Environmental Education
10 Appropriations
$2,871,000 $0 $2,871,000 4.40%
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
7 Appropriations
$10,425,000 $0 $10,425,000 15.96%
Subd. 07 Air Quality and Renewable Energy
3 Appropriations
$573,000 $0 $573,000 0.88%
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
13 Appropriations
$4,337,000 $0 $4,337,000 6.64%
Subd. 09 Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation
22 Appropriations
$29,901,000 $0 $29,901,000 45.78%
Subd. 10 Emerging Issues Account; Wastewater Renewable Energy Demonstration Grants
1 Appropriation
$1,095,000 $0 $1,095,000 1.68%
Subd. 11 Contract Agreement Reimbursement
1 Appropriation
$135,000 $0 $135,000 0.21%
Subd. 20 Transfers
7 Appropriations (amounts are estimate)
$3,932,000 $3,932,000 $0 6.02%
Total Appropriations $65,319,000 $3,932,000 $61,387,000 100%


Fund Source $ Amount
FY 2021 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $61,387,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2019 Appropriations (FY20) $2,768,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2018 Appropriations (FY19)- estimate $540,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2017 Appropriations (FY18)- estimate $94,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2016 Appropriations (FY17)- estimate $430,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2015 Appropriations (FY16)- estimate $100,000
Total $ $65,319,000

*NOTE: Region 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. (Link to Work Plan) ENRTF ID (Link to Proposal) Title Organization Project
Manager
ENRTF $
Multiple FYs
ENRTF $
FY2021
Total
ENRTF $
Appropriated
Region*
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(15 Appropriations - Subtotal = $8,593,000)
03a 2020-074 Geologic Atlases for Water Resource Management U of MN - MN Geological Survey Barbara Lusardi $0 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 Statewide
03b 2020-023 Expanding Minnesota Ecological Monitoring Network MN DNR - Ecological and Water Resources Division Erika Rowe $0 $800,000 $800,000 Statewide
03c 2020-009 County Groundwater Atlas MN DNR - Ecological and Water Resources Division Paul Putzier $0 $1,125,000 $1,125,000 Statewide
03d 2020-026 Foundational Hydrology Data for Wetland Protection and Restoration MN DNR - Ecological and Water Resources Division Jennie Skancke $0 $400,000 $400,000 Statewide
03e 2020-067 Voyageurs Wolf Project – Phase II U of MN - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Joseph Bump $0 $575,000 $575,000 NE
03f 2020-025 Expanding Restoration and Promoting Awareness of Native Mussels Minnesota Zoological Society Seth Stapleton $0 $489,000 $489,000 Statewide
03g 2020-032 Improving Pollinator Conservation by Revealing Habitat Needs U of MN - College of Biological Sciences Colleen Satyshur $0 $500,000 $500,000 Statewide
03h 2020-003 Bee Minnesota - Protect Our Native Bumblebees U of MN - College of Veterinary Medicine Declan Schroeder $0 $650,000 $650,000 Statewide
03i 2020-005 Bobcat and Fisher Habitat Use and Interactions U of MN - Duluth - NRRI Michael Joyce $0 $400,000 $400,000 Central, Metro, NW, NE
03j 2020-030 Healthy Prairies III: Restoring Minnesota Prairie Plant Diversity U of MN - College of Biological Sciences Ruth Shaw $0 $500,000 $500,000 Central, Metro, NW, SW, SE
03k 2020-027 Freshwater Sponges and AIS: Engaging Citizen Scientists U of MN - Crookston Venugopal Mukku $0 $400,000 $400,000 Statewide
03l 2020-016 Do Beavers Buffer Against Droughts and Floods? National Park Service - Voyageurs National Park Steve Windels $0 $168,000 $168,000 NE
03m 2020-022 Enhancing Bat Recovery by Optimizing Artificial Roost Structures MN DNR - State Parks and Trails Division Ed Quinn $0 $190,000 $190,000 Statewide
03n 2020-064 Tools for Supporting Healthy Ecosystems and Pollinators MN DNR - Ecological and Water Resources Division Jessica Petersen $0 $198,000 $198,000 Statewide
03o 2020-007 Conserving Black Terns and Forster's Terns in Minnesota U of MN - Duluth - NRRI Annie Bracey $0 $198,000 $198,000 Statewide
Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information Subtotal = $0 $8,593,000 $8,593,000  
Subd.04 Water Resources
(7 Appropriations - Subtotal = $3,457,000)
04a 2020-037 Managing Highly Saline Waste from Municipal Water Treatment U of MN - College of Science and Engineering Natasha Wright $0 $250,000 $250,000 Statewide
04b 2020-062 Technology for Energy-Generating On-site Industrial Wastewater Treatment U of MN - College of Science and Engineering Paige Novak $0 $450,000 $450,000 Statewide
04c 2020-040 Microplastics: Transporters of Contaminants in Minnesota Waters U of MN - College of Science and Engineering Lee Penn $0 $425,000 $425,000 Statewide
04d 2020-013 Developing Strategies to Manage PFAS in Land-Applied Biosolids Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Summer Streets $0 $1,404,000 $1,404,000 Statewide
04e 2020-055 Quantifying New Urban Precipitation and Water Reality U of MN - College of Science and Engineering Joe Magner $0 $500,000 $500,000 Statewide
04f 2020-034 Innovative Solution for Protecting Minnesota from PFAS Contamination Dem-Con Bill Keegan $0 $250,000 $250,000 Statewide
04g 2020-024 Expanding Protection of Minnesota Water through Industrial Conservation U of MN - School of Public Health Laura Babcock $0 $178,000 $178,000 Statewide
Water Resources Subtotal = $0 $3,457,000 $3,457,000  
Subd. 05 Technical Assistance, Outreach, and Environmental Education
(10 Appropriations - Subtotal = $2,871,000)
05a 2020-059 Statewide Environmental Education via Public Television Outdoor Series Pioneer Public Television Cindy Dorn $0 $300,000 $300,000 Statewide
05b 2020-041 Minnesota Freshwater Quest: Environmental Education on State Waterways Wilderness Inquiry Julie Edmiston $0 $500,000 $500,000 Statewide
05c 2020-061 Teach Science: Schools as STEM Living Laboratories Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy Kristen Poppleton $0 $250,000 $250,000 Statewide
05d 2020-038 Mentoring Next Generation of Conservation Professionals Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust Inc Deborah Loon $0 $500,000 $500,000 Statewide
05e 2020-036 Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Supplemental Teaching Staff City of Austin Luke Reese $0 $225,000 $225,000 Statewide
05f 2020-001 375 Underserved Youth Learn Minnesota Ecosystems by Canoe YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Kurt Simer $0 $375,000 $375,000 Statewide
05g 2020-069 YES! Students Take on Water Quality Challenge - Phase II Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Shelli-Kae Foster $0 $199,000 $199,000 Statewide
05h 2020-021 Engaging Minnesotans with Phenology: Radio, Podcasts, Citizen Science Northern Community Radio, Inc. Maggie Montgomery $0 $198,000 $198,000 Statewide
05i 2020-017 Driving Conservation Behavior for Native Mussels and Water Quality Minnesota Zoological Society Carol Strecker $0 $191,000 $191,000 Statewide
05j 2020-079 Workshops and Outreach to Protect Raptors from Lead Poisoning U of MN - Raptor Center Julia Ponder $0 $133,000 $133,000 Statewide
Technical Assistance, Outreach, and Environmental Education Subtotal = $0 $2,871,000 $2,871,000  
Subd.06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(7 Appropriations - Subtotal = $10,425,000)
06a 2020-043 Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) - Phase V U of MN - MITPPC Robert Venette $0 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 Statewide
06b 2020-054 Protect Community Forests by Managing Ash for Emerald Ash Borer MN DNR - Forestry Division Valerie McClannahan $0 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 Statewide
06c 2020-004 Biological Control of White-Nose Syndrome in Bats - Phase III U of MN - College of Pharmacy Christine Salomon $0 $440,000 $440,000 Statewide
06d 2020-002 Applying New Tools and Techniques Against Invasive Carp MN DNR - Fish and Wildlife Division Brian Nerbonne $0 $478,000 $478,000 Statewide
06e 2020-020 Emerald Ash Borer and Black Ash: Maintaining Forests and Benefits U of MN - Duluth - NRRI Alexis Grinde $0 $700,000 $700,000 Statewide
06f 2020-063 Testing Effectiveness of Aquatic Invasive Species Removal Methods U of MN - Duluth - NRRI Valerie Brady $0 $110,000 $110,000 Statewide
06g 2020-035 Invasive Didymosphenia Threatens North Shore Streams Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Croix Watershed Research Station Mark Edlund $0 $197,000 $197,000 Statewide
Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Subtotal = $0 $10,425,000 $10,425,000  
Subd. 07 Air Quality and Renewable Energy
(3 Appropriations - Subtotal = $573,000)
07a 2020-073 Storing Renewable Energy in Flow Battery for Grid Use U of MN - Morris Bryan Herrmann $0 $250,000 $250,000 Statewide
07b 2020-018 Eco-Friendly Plastics from Cloquet Pulp-Mill Lignin U of MN - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Simo Sarkanen $0 $193,000 $193,000 Statewide
07c 2020-014 Diverting Unsold Food from Landfills and Reducing Greenhouse Gases Second Harvest Heartland Julie Vanhove $0 $130,000 $130,000 Statewide
Air Quality and Renewable Energy Subtotal = $0 $573,000 $573,000  
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect or Restore Land, Water, and Habitat
(13 Appropriations - Subtotal = $4,337,000)
08a 2020-050 Pollinator Central: Habitat Improvement with Citizen Monitoring Great River Greening Rebecca Tucker $0 $750,000 $750,000 Statewide
08b 2020-071 Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Strategic Habitat Program Board of Water and Soil Resources Dan Shaw $0 $750,000 $750,000 Statewide
08c 2020-077 Lignin-Coated Fertilizers for Phosphate Control U of MN - Duluth - NRRI Eric Singsaas $0 $250,000 $250,000 Statewide
08d 2020-031 Implementing Hemp Crop Rotation to Improve Water Quality Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - Central Lakes College Keith Olander $0 $700,000 $700,000 Statewide
08e 2020-012 Developing Cover-Crop Systems for Sugar Beet Production U of MN - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Anna Cates $0 $300,000 $300,000 Statewide
08f 2020-047 Native Eastern Larch Beetle Decimating Minnesota's Tamarack Forests U of MN - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Brian Aukema $0 $398,000 $398,000 Statewide
08g 2020-029 Habitat Associations of Mississippi Bottomland Forest Marsh Birds National Audubon Society Rob Schultz $0 $275,000 $275,000 Statewide
08h 2020-048 Peatland Restoration in the Lost River State Forest Roseau River Watershed District Torin McCormack $0 $135,000 $135,000 Statewide
08i 2020-052 Prescribed Burning for Brushland-Dependent Species - Phase II U of MN - College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Rebecca Montgomery $0 $147,000 $147,000 Statewide
08j 2020-051 Pollinator Habitat Creation Along Urban Mississippi River Friends of the Mississippi River Lisa Mueller $0 $129,000 $129,000 Statewide
08k 2020-033 Increase Golden Shiner Production to Protect Aquatic Communities U of MN - Duluth - Sea Grant Amy Schrank $0 $188,000 $188,000 Statewide
08l 2020-078 Restoring Turf to Native Pollinator Gardens Across Metro Wilderness in the City Holly Jenkins $0 $197,000 $197,000 Statewide
08m 2020-076 Lawns to Legumes (combined with Subd. 20b +$880,000) Board of Water and Soil Resources Dan Shaw $0 $118,000 $118,000 Statewide
Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat Subtotal = $0 $4,337,000 $4,337,000  
Subd. 09 Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation
(22 Appropriations - Subtotal = $29,901,000)
09a 2020-015 DNR Scientific and Natural Areas MN DNR - Ecological and Water Resources Division Molly Roske $0 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 Statewide
09b 2020-053 Private Native Prairie Conservation through Native Prairie Bank MN DNR - Ecological and Water Resources Division Judy Schulte $0 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 Statewide
09c 2020-044 Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Inholdings MN DNR - State Parks and Trails Division Shelby Kok $0 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 Statewide
09d 2020-028 Grants for Local Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas MN DNR - State Parks and Trails Division Audrey Mularie $0 $2,400,000 $2,400,000 Statewide
09e 2020-046 Mississippi River Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Mussel Reintroduction Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Adam Arvidson $0 $1,800,000 $1,800,000 Statewide
09f 2020-042 Minnesota Hunter Walking Trails: Public Land Recreational Access Ruffed Grouse Society Jon Steigerwaldt $0 $300,000 $300,000 Statewide
09g 2020-065 Turning Back to Rivers: Environmental and Recreational Protection The Trust for Public Land DJ Forbes $0 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Statewide
09h 2020-072 Metropolitan Regional Parks System Land Acquisition - Phase VI Metropolitan Council Jessica Lee $0 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Statewide
09i 2020-045 Minnesota State Trails Development MN DNR - State Parks and Trails Division Kent Skaar $0 $994,000 $994,000 Statewide
09j 2020-019 Elm Creek Restoration - Phase IV City of Champlin Heather Nelson $0 $500,000 $500,000 Statewide
09k 2020-060 Superior Hiking Trail As Environmental Showcase Superior Hiking Trail Association Lisa Luokkala $0 $450,000 $450,000 Statewide
09l 2020-066 Upper St. Anthony Falls Enhancements Friends of the Falls Kjersti Monson $0 $2,800,000 $2,800,000 Statewide
09m 2020-068 Whiskey Creek and Mississippi River Water Quality, Habitat, and Recreation Mississippi Headwaters Board Tim Terrill $0 $500,000 $500,000 Statewide
09n 2020-049 Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail (West Segment) Otter Tail County Matthew Yavarow $0 $2,600,000 $2,600,000 Statewide
09o 2020-011 Crow Wing County Community Natural Area Acquisition Crow Wing County Ryan Simonson $0 $400,000 $400,000 Statewide
09p 2020-057 Rocori Trail - Phase III Rocori Trail Construction Board Pete Weber $0 $1,200,000 $1,200,000 Statewide
09q 2020-039 Mesabi Trail: New Trail and Additional Funding St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority Bill Dahl $0 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Statewide
09r 2020-056 Ranier Safe Harbor and Transient Dock on Rainy Lake City of Ranier Sherril Gautreaux $0 $762,000 $762,000 Statewide
09s 2020-010 Crane Lake Voyageurs National Park Campground and Visitors Center Town of Crane Lake Jim Janssen $0 $3,100,000 $3,100,000 Statewide
09t 2020-006 Chippewa County Acquisition, Recreation and Education Chippewa County Scott Williams $0 $160,000 $160,000 Statewide
09u 2020-058 Sportsmen's Training and Developmental Learning Center Minnesota Forest Zone Trappers Association Ray Sogard $0 $85,000 $85,000 Statewide
09v 2020-097 Birch Lake Recreation Area City of Babbit Cathy Hoheisel $0 $350,000 $350,000 Statewide
Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation Subtotal = $0 $29,901,000 $29,901,000  
Subd. 10 Emerging Issues Account; Wastewater Renewable Energy Demonstration Grants
(1 Appropriation - Subtotal = $1,095,000)
10 2020-080 Wastewater Renewable Energy Demonstration Grants Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources Becca Nash $0 $1,095,000 $1,095,000 Statewide
Emerging Issues Account; Wastewater Renewable Energy Demonstration Grants Subtotal = $0 $1,095,000 $1,095,000  
Subd. 11 Contract Agreement Reimbursement
(1 Appropriation - Subtotal = $135,000)
11 2020-008 Contract Agreement Reimbursement MN DNR - Grants Unit Katherine Sherman-Hoehn $0 $135,000 $135,000 Statewide
Contract Agreement Reimbursement Subtotal = $0 $135,000 $135,000  
Subd. 20 Transfers
(7 Appropriations - Subtotal = $3,932,000)
20a1 2020-070 Unprecedented Change Threatens Minnesota's Pristine Lakes Science Museum of Minnesota Mark Edlund $482,000 $0 $482,000 Statewide
20a2 2020-084 Wastewater Pond Optimization Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Joel Peck $700,000 $0 $700,000 Statewide
20a3 2020-083 Minerals and Water: Demonstration of Three Sulfate Reduction Technology Applications U of MN - Duluth - NRRI Meijun Cai $300,000 $0 $300,000 Statewide
20a3 2020-085 Minerals and Water: Next-Generation Technologies and New Iron Products U of MN - Duluth - NRRI Rodney Johnson $450,000 $0 $450,000 Statewide
20a4 2020-086 Chloride Pollution Reduction Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Brooke Asleson $500,000 $0 $500,000 Statewide
20a5 2020-087 CWD Prion Research in Soils U of MN - College of Veterinary Medicine Tiffany Wolf $336,000 $0 $336,000 Statewide
20b 2020-076 Lawns to Legumes (combined with Subd 08m +$118,000)* Board of Water and Soil Resources Dan Shaw $880,000 $0 $880,000 Statewide
20c 2020-090 Emerging Issues Account* Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources Becca Nash $284,000 $0 $284,000 Statewide
Transfer Subtotal = $3,932,000 $0 $3,932,000  
Total ENRTF $ = $3,932,000 $61,387,000 $65,319,000  

*Estimate amount, pending final close-out of completing projects being transferred



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