2019 ENRTF Proposals Received - by Funding Priority Topic Area

2019 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Proposals Received

For the FY 2020 and FY 2021 biennium (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021), approximately $59 million is available each year for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. As of April 11, 2018, the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) received 273 proposals requesting a total of approximately $191 million. This RFP process is for funding beginning July 1, 2019.

LCCMR reviews and evaluates all proposals against their 10 adopted evaluation criteria. On June 5-6, members select a subset of high-ranking proposals to invite for presentation before the LCCMR on June 19, 20, 21, 25, 26 and 27 in order to receive further consideration. On July 17-18, LCCMR then makes final selection and funding allocation decisions. These selected projects are presented to the 2019 Minnesota Legislature as the official LCCMR recommendations for spending from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

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ENRTF ID # Last Name First Name Project Title Organization $ Requested
A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(RECEIVED: 27 Proposals / Subtotal - $20,272,405)
001-A Carlson Bruce Minnesota Biological Survey - Continuation MN DNR $2,987,000
002-A Lusardi Barbara Minnesota Geological Survey Geologic Atlases for Water Resource Management U of MN - MN Geological Survey $4,121,625
003-A Davis Mike Restoring Native Mussels in Streams and Lakes MN DNR $735,981
004-A Texler Hannah Minnesotas Ecological Monitoring Network - Continuation MN DNR $696,004
005-A Etterson Matthew Mercury and PFAS Risk to Minnesota Raptors Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory $282,093
006-A Johnson Lucinda Optimizing Minnesotas Forest Products and Ecosystem Services U of MN - Duluth $789,649
007-A Nordquist Gerda Wild Bee Surveys in Minnesotas Forest Habitats MN DNR $636,044
008-A Sindt Tony Phase-II: Enhancing Understanding of the Minnesota River Ecosystem MN DNR $598,241
009-A Cornett Meredith An Integrated Statewide Forest Monitoring System for Minnesota The Nature Conservancy $371,000
010-A Kloiber Steve A Better System for Wetland Inventory Data Stewardship MN DNR $291,000
011-A Rao Sujaya Conserving Monarch Butterflies: Habitat Assessment and Citizen Engagement U of MN $380,067
012-A Reavie Euan Conserving Lake Trout in Minnesota U of MN - Duluth $782,549
013-A Stapleton Seth Conserving Minnesotas Nine Species of Freshwater Turtles Minnesota Zoo $333,000
014-A Andersen David Minnesota Trumpeter Swan Migration Ecology and Conservation U of MN $414,372
015-A Nordquist Gerda Minnesotas Imperiled Bats - Protecting the Survivors MN DNR $208,331
016-A Ponder Julia Spruce Grouse: Sentinels for Boreal Forest Connectivity U of MN $361,630
017-A McClannahan Valerie Community Tree Canopy Assessment and Diversity Survey MN DNR $914,447
018-A Wolf Tiffany Next Step in Helping Minnesota's Moose: Understand Brainworm Transmission to Find Solutions U of MN $434,186
019-A Dumke Josh Tagged Trout Explain if Beaver Dams Stop Fish U of MN - Duluth $389,874
020-A Duncan Nancy Data Visualization Tool for Minnesota Riverbed Habitat National Park Service $509,231
021-A Roy Charlotte Grasslands, Grazing, and Greater Prairie-chickens: Testing Trade-offs MN DNR $392,065
022-A Feng Xue Mapping Climate and Insect Threats for Minnesota Pines U of MN $339,474
023-A Barker Keith Malaria in Migrant and Resident Birds of Minnesota U of MN $417,544
024-A Kimball Jennifer Wild Rice Conservation: Building a Genetic Resource Database U of MN $296,000
025-A McCann Nicholas Mapping Habitat Use and Disease of Urban Carnivores U of MN $657,159
026-A Fritz Charles RRB Seamless Foundational Geospatial Data Initiative International Water Institute $559,860
027-A Arends Heather Accelerated Aggregate Resource Mapping MN DNR $1,380,979
A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 20 Proposals / Subtotal - $3,379,610)
028-AH Shaw Dan Minnesota Restoration Mapping and Pollinator Protection Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources $199,898
029-AH Smith Erik Protecting Minnesota's Cold-Water Fish into the Future USGS $168,760
030-AH Moen Ron City Bats and Country Bats - Whats the difference? U of MN - Duluth $200,000
031-AH Hansen Gretchen Walleye Habitat Status to Guide and Prioritize Management MN DNR $198,784
032-AH Moen Ron Artificial Den Boxes for Fishers U of MN - Duluth $190,000
033-AH Wittkop Chad Influences of Glacial Sediment Chemistry on Water Quality Minnesota State University - Mankato $199,244
034-AH Andersen David Red-headed Woodpeckers: Indicators of Oak Savanna Health U of MN $171,000
035-AH Hall Kristin Implementing Conservation Plans for Avian Species of Concern Audubon Minnesota $124,500
036-AH Windels Steve Use Existing Data on Beaver Populations to Improve Management Outcomes in Minnesota Voyageurs National Park $196,900
037-AH Severud William Finding Fawns Based on GPS-Collared Deer Movement U of MN $138,540
038-AH Bump Joseph Aquatic Habitats for Moose and Enhanced Lake Foodwebs U of MN $199,600
039-AH Kipfmueller Kurt Foundational Ecological Information for Tribal Fire Management U of MN $182,860
040-AH Reschke Carol Characterizing St. Louis River Estuary Aquatic Habitats U of MN - Duluth $198,000
041-AH Mosiman Garrett Comprehensive Environmental Building Site Design Using GIS Mapping U of MN $195,000
042-AH Schilling Jonathan Data Foundations to Enable Open Research at Itasca U of MN $140,000
043-AH Sessoms Florence Assessing the Legacy of Minnesotan Urban Ecosystem Services U of MN $72,675
044-AH Forbes DJ Understanding Recreational Access: Lower St. Croix Pilot The Trust for Public Land $141,000
045-AH Swanson Jacob Aircraft Noise Pollution MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge Minnesota State University - Mankato $192,544
046-AH Veraguth Patrick Improving Statewide GIS Data by Restoring the PLS Minnesota Association of County Surveyors $135,250
047-AH Yang Zixuan Mapping and Mitigation of Strong Winds in Cities U of MN $198,839
B. Water Resources
(RECEIVED: 50 Proposals / Subtotal - $24,166,742)
048-B Arnold William Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Occurrence And Influence on Algal Blooms U of MN $356,000
049-B Arnold William Benign Design: Environmental Studies Leading to Sustainable Pharmaceuticals U of MN $415,300
050-B Babcock Laura Wastewater Nutrient Reduction through Industrial Source Reduction Assistance U of MN $278,000
051-B Schreiner Kathryn Quantifying Microplastics in Minnesotas Inland Aquatic Ecosystems U of MN - Duluth $277,419
052-B Novak Paige Outstate Wastewater: Improving Nitrogen Removal in Treatment Ponds U of MN $402,033
053-B Novak Paige Stimulating Bacteria to Degrade Chlorinated Industrial Contaminants U of MN $252,884
054-B Hozalski Raymond Improving Drinking Water for Minnesotans through Pollution Prevention U of MN $345,778
055-B Simcik Matt Protecting Minnesota Waters by Removing Contaminants from Wastewater U of MN $345,877
056-B Filstrup Christopher Satellite Tracking of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes U of MN - Duluth $466,987
057-B Elias Mikael Harnessing Minnesota's Biological Resources for Cleaner Waters U of MN $388,000
058-B Kyser Scott Reducing Municipal Wastewater Mercury Pollution to Lake Superior Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $297,000
059-B Berg Jim Understanding Groundwater Flow, Central Arrowhead, County Geologic Atlas MN DNR $435,966
060-B Carlson Erin Dangers of Nanoparticles on Aquatic Health U of MN $494,075
061-B Hillmyer Marc Membranes for Removing Toxic Metals from Mining Wastewater U of MN $449,203
062-B Hu Bo Phytoremediation for Extracting Deicing Salt from Roadside Soils U of MN $360,231
063-B Valentas Kenneth Removing Phosphorous from Draintile Water Discharge- Phase II U of MN $398,000
064-B Barney Brett Transformation of Plastic Waste into a Valued Resource U of MN $308,000
065-B Ishii Satoshi Outstate Wastewater: Low-Cost and Efficient Nutrient Removal Technology U of MN $275,000
066-B Norris Doug Improving Wetland and Groundwater Management Through Hydrologic Monitoring MN DNR $573,661
067-B Gulliver John Eliminating Nitrate in Drain Tile Runoff U of MN $398,623
068-B Pennington Derric Evaluating Public and Private Benefits of Ag-Water Certification World Wildlife Fund, Inc. $349,486
069-B Barney Brett Harnessing What's Within: Minimizing Nitrogen Pollution through Localization U of MN $290,000
070-B Downing John Forecasting Lake Superior Water Level and Community Security U of MN - Duluth $329,687
071-B Bushley Kathryn Enriching Native Fungi to Control Aquatic Phosphorus Pollution U of MN $356,000
072-B Fuchs Dennis Accelerating Perennial Crop Production to Prevent Nitrate Leaching Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District $448,905
073-B Trost Jared A Rapid, Mobile Vertical Groundwater Nitrate Sampling System USGS $297,900
074-B Penn Lee Storing Sulfide Safely at MN Mining Sites U of MN $536,161
075-B Donato Justin Combatting Antibiotic Resistance Through Bacterial Signal Manipulation University of St. Thomas $444,865
076-B Olander Keith Farm-Ready Cover Crops for Protecting Water Quality Central Lakes College - Ag and Energy Center $741,184
077-B Nieber John Setting Realistic Nitrate BMP Goals in Southeast Minnesota U of MN $444,000
078-B Hondzo Miki Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in Minnesota's Watersheds U of MN $408,277
079-B Ruan Roger Converting Concentrated Wastewaters to Fertilizers and Clean Water U of MN $842,000
080-B Cui Tianhong Small Sensor Networks for Water Monitoring (Phase II) U of MN $980,758
081-B Heger Sara Testing Filter Removal of Microfibers for Water Quality U of MN $320,936
082-B Smith Tim Evaluating Long-Term Success of Wetland Hydrology Restoration Board of Water and Soil Resources $294,662
083-B Proctor Beth Assessment of Toxic-Algae/Phosphorus/E. coli Entering Minneopa State Park Minnesota State University - Mankato $327,253
084-B Wilson Melissa Protecting Water Quality with Comprehensive, Integrated Nutrient Planning U of MN $1,721,159
085-B Almendinger James The Future of Groundwater Supply Science Museum of Minnesota $280,000
086-B Hamilton Trinity Double Trouble: Blooms, Invasive Mussels and Lake Health U of MN $576,279
087-B Twine Tracey Sustaining Fresh Water Resources while Producing Healthy Crops U of MN $496,988
088-B Sterner Robert Pathways of Human Impact in Lake Superior U of MN - Duluth - Large Lakes Observatory $568,470
089-B Ziegeweid Jeffrey Assessing Algal Toxins in Fish from Minnesota Lakes USGS $350,000
090-B Current Dean Sustainable, Integrated Food Waste Treatment and Utilization U of MN $1,076,000
091-B Kang Peter Quantifying Water Exchange Between Groundwater and Surface Water U of MN $478,276
092-B Missaghi Shahram Mobilizing Minnesota Communities to Fight Proliferating Toxic Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) U of MN $513,179
093-B Bramburger Andrew Rapid Detection of Algal Toxins in Minnesota Lakes U of MN - Duluth $599,051
094-B Roberson Glen Southeast Minnesota Cover Crop and Soil Health Implementation SE SWCD Technical Support Joint Powers Board $806,540
095-B Slesak Robert Maintaining Supply of Clean Water from Working Forests U of MN $288,000
096-B Shannon Laura Protecting Ground Water from Nitrogen in Potato Production U of MN $798,070
097-B Goehring Julie Reducing Nitrate Harm in the Red River Basin Red River Basin Commission $225,749
098-B Musser Kimberly Minnesota River Basin: Point-Nonpoint Water Quality Trading Minnesota State University - Mankato - Water Resources Center $399,634
099-B Johnson David State Park Waste Water Systems Condition Assessments MN DNR $1,173,776
B. Water Resources
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 20 Proposals / Subtotal - $3,646,154)
100-BH Ulrich Jason Repurposing Unprofitable Cropland: Water and Wildlife's Silver Bullet? Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $199,618
101-BH Chun Chanlan Evaluating Locally-Sourced Sanding Materials for Road Salt Reduction U of MN - Duluth $162,445
102-BH Putzier Paul Minnesota Spring Inventory Final Phase MN DNR $71,000
103-BH Cai Meijun Using Local Iron Byproducts to Remove Surface-water Phosphorus U of MN - Duluth $195,216
104-BH Bramburger Andrew Fake Food: Man-made Materials in Aquatic Food Webs U of MN - Duluth $199,698
105-BH Smanski Michael New Technology for Removing Mercury from Minnesota Waters U of MN $199,000
106-BH Dickhart Andrew Citizen-Aided Carp Management: Overcoming Roadblocks to Lake Restoration Carver County Water Mangement Organization (CCWMO) $106,151
107-BH Gutknecht Jessica Identifying Grassland Plant Mixes to Reduce Nitrate Pollution U of MN $197,646
108-BH Janke Benjamin Shallow Waters: Road Salt Impairment and Mitigation Potential U of MN $196,720
109-BH Kozarek Jessica Assessing Chloride Hot spots near native mussel beds U of MN $200,000
110-BH Lee Sungyon Plastic Debris Remediation in the Great Lakes U of MN $199,979
111-BH Knoll Lesley Warmer Winter Effects on Water Quality and Fish U of MN $177,911
112-BH Jones Perry Are Metal Concentrations in Kawishiwi Waters Above Standards? USGS $174,268
113-BH Guala Michele Simulating and Exploring Drought Scenarios at Reduced Scale U of MN $199,640
114-BH Ebtehaj Ardeshir Minnesota Weather Smart Irrigation System for Water Conservation U of MN $198,766
115-BH Shen Lian Map and Monitor Turbidity in Minnesota Water Bodies U of MN $197,012
116-BH Nemmers Troy Spring Biological Nitrate Removal to Protect Drinking Water City of Fairmont $175,000
117-BH Trappe Jon Reducing Nitrogen Inputs and Loss in Minnesota Lawns U of MN $197,376
118-BH Hu Bo Electrochemical Process to Protect Sewer System from Sulfide U of MN $199,924
C. Environmental Education
(RECEIVED: 50 Proposals / Subtotal - $24,166,742)
119-C Hamilton Patrick Water Lab: Engaging Minnesotans in Water Quality Challenges Science Museum of Minnesota $830,000
120-C Mercer-Taylor Beth GreenStep Schools: Statewide Program, 20 School District Pilot U of MN $992,959
121-C Grilley Dorian Environmental Learning by Bicycle for Ages 8-80 Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota $393,000
122-C Jones Isiah Camp Sunrise: Respect Self, Others and the Environment YouthCARE MN $237,000
123-C Legato Denise Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers: Fellowships, Internships, Mentorships MN DNR $250,000
124-C Knopf Chris Connecting Over 11,000 Students to the Boundary Waters Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness $783,135
125-C Fleischman Forrest Plugging Knowledge Gaps for Sustainable Forest Management U of MN $300,000
126-C Finlay Jacques Enhancing Water Quality Education with Inquiry and Research U of MN $279,684
127-C Carlson Stephan 1000 Citizen Scientists Collect Phenological Data Statewide U of MN Extension $224,000
128-C Blair Robert Driven to Discover: Implementing Citizen Science in Classrooms U of MN $262,314
129-C Blair Robert Incubating Citizen Science at the University of Minnesota U of MN $1,706,203
130-C Simer Kurt YMCA BOLD & GOLD Youth Leadership Environmental Education YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities $507,990
131-C Briscoe Runquist Ryan Connecting All Minnesotans with Science and Scientists U of MN $277,800
132-C Pachuta Emma Neighborhoods Sustained: Multimodal Education in Metro Suburbs Transit for Livable Communities and St. Paul Smart Trips $756,793
133-C Onufer Judy Race 2 Reduce: A Minnesota Water Resource Education Curriculum H2O for Life $205,670
134-C Henke Bill Northwest Minnesota Partners Unite to Grow Eco-system Stewards Friends of Tamarac NWR $214,840
135-C Hartman Jay Green Sustainability Walk - St. Anthony Village City of St. Anthony Village $550,000
C. Environmental Education
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 23 Proposals / Subtotal - $3,187,730)
136-CH Lutsky Karen A North Shore Community-Engaged Forest Landscape Laboratory U of MN $199,000
137-CH Liu Donald Teaching Sustainability through an Economics Lens Minnesota Council on Economic Education $138,552
138-CH Zanko Lawrence The Natural Resources Literacy Initiative U of MN - Duluth $194,485
139-CH Potter Caitlin Water-Focused Education Across Rural and Urban Communities U of MN - Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve $190,000
140-CH Woods David Youth Conservation and Stewardship Training Lab Urban Roots $198,478
141-CH Blair Robert Minnesota Master Naturalist at the Bell Museum U of MN $173,422
142-CH Kraus Alan A Farm Laboratory for Environmental Studies Cannon River Watershed Partnership $199,900
143-CH Hammes Mary Mississippi National River & Recreation Area Forest Restoration Mississippi Park Connection $199,500
144-CH Daniels Lisa 4-H and Renewable Energy: Growing Young Leaders Windustry $199,950
145-CH Musser Kimberly Slow the Flow in the Minnesota River Basin Minnesota State University - Mankato - Water Resources Center $160,318
146-CH Scholl Laura Citizen-Based Boulevard Bioswales Installation during Ash Tree Replacement Metro Blooms $198,600
147-CH Pedelty Mark Watershed: Arts-Based Education in Minnesota's State Parks U of MN $84,926
148-CH Moen Sharon Inventing Tools and Technologies to Improve Water Quality U of MN - Duluth $136,433
149-CH Johnson Margaret Middle Fork Crow River: Appreciate, Clean, Learn, Connect Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District $12,968
150-CH Mohan Ned Converting UMNs Sustainable-Electricity Course for Two-Year Community Colleges U of MN $96,956
151-CH Ohmans Patricia 1,000 Trees for Frogtown: Restoring Inner City Canopy Frogtown Green $88,350
152-CH Meagher Thomas Owatonna ESTEM Middle School: Makoce Ohoda Outdoor Classroom Owatonna Public Schools $26,475
153-CH Allen Gregg Environmental Education Through the Generations Ages 5-105 Mesabi East Schools ISD 2711 $199,908
154-CH Doll Phil Discover the Prairie Outreach Campaign Becker SWCD $190,100
155-CH Cadieux Valentine Urban Food Habitat Signs and Curriculum Delivery Twin Cities Community Agricultural Land Trust $53,175
156-CH Aukema Brian Introducing Minnesotas Resource Professionals to Global Pest Experts U of MN $19,400
157-CH Berg Christa Establish an Environmental Education Activity Center in Coleraine ISD 316 $81,800
158-CH Chapman Rick Expanding Minnesota Clean Marina Initiative to Protect Waters Minnesota Clean Marina $200,000
159-CH Swanson Jacob 'Solarize your House' Modeling Activities for K12 Minnesota State University - Mankato $29,960
D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (RECEIVED: 10 Proposals / Subtotal - $19,051,559)
160-D Phelps Nicholas Building Knowledge and Capacity to Solve AIS Problems U of MN $5,000,000
161-D Chandler Monika Elimination of Target Invasive Plant Species Transition Phase Minnesota Department of Agriculture $772,871
162-D Frohnauer Nick Invasive Carp Acoustic Deterrence Field Trial at Lock19 MN DNR $300,000
163-D McClannahan Valerie Communities and Citizens Manage Ash for EAB MN DNR $3,246,610
164-D Huinker Dane Boat Cleaning Stations and Education Prevent AIS Spread Wildlife Forever $7,378,575
165-D McCartney Michael Genetic Analysis of Spiny Water Flea Invasion Sources U of MN $337,942
166-D Elias Mikael Ecological Coatings to Mitigate Proliferation and Spread of Invasive Species U of MN $401,000
167-D McCartney Michael Zebra Mussel Genetic Biocontrol: Methods and Public Engagement U of MN $368,125
D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 5 Proposals / Subtotal - $768,712)
168-DH Ambourn Angie Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Phase2: Monitoring & Biocontrol Minnesota Department of Agriculture $188,707
169-DH  Montgomery Rebecca Suppressing Reed Canary Grass with Native Plants U of MN $191,000
170-DH Dunning Robert Using Artificial Intelligence for Noxious Weed Detection Stearns County $89,005
171-DH Hansel Ilena Cook County Invasive Species Project Cook SWCD $200,000
172-DH Kramar David Mitigating Non-Native Plant Encroachment in Minnesota's Prairie Grasslands Minnesota State University - Moorhead $191,360
173-DH McLennan Helen Oak Wilt Suppression at Northern Edge Morrison Soil & Water Conservation District $100,000
E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy (RECEIVED: 16 Proposals / Subtotal - $11,944,279)
174-E Edlund Mark When the Dust Settles: Pristine Lakes are Changing Science Museum of Minnesota $696,667
175-E Cui Tianhong Cheap Efficient Reactor to Remove Toxic Organic Compounds U of MN $728,365
176-E Reese Michael Development of Clean Energy Storage Systems for Farms U of MN - WROC $994,224
177-E Sarkanen Simo Plastics from Unused Lignin in Plants and Trees U of MN $998,000
178-E Randolph Jimmy Grid-Scale Geologic Energy Storage in MN: Earth Battery TerraCOH, Inc $315,250
179-E Anderson Ellen Community-Scale Energy Storage Guide for Renewable Energy U of MN $637,305
180-E Holmes Russell Practical, Inexpensive, and Non-Toxic Solar Cells U of MN $479,409
181-E Monson Geerts Stephen Fugitive Mineral Dust Baseline Air Quality Project U of MN - Duluth $600,000
182-E Heins Bradley Optimization of a Net-Zero Dairy System U of MN - WROC $876,706
183-E Ruan Roger Instant On-Demand Nitrogen Fixation (iONF) from Air U of MN $1,352,000
184-E Goodnough Troy Harvesting Hidden Clean Energy from Wastewater Systems U of MN - Morris $408,694
185-E Chan Gabriel Support Tools for Facilitating Renewable Energy Choice U of MN $243,232
186-E O'Day Vicki White Earth Nation Community Solar for Community Action Rural Renewable Energy Alliance $572,702
187-E Brown Karl Using Solar Resources to Create Student Scholarship Funds Minnesota Coalition of Residential Environmental Learning Centers/Mounds View Public Schools $1,800,000
188-E Sleezer Robert Self-Cleaning Solar Cell Coatings in Minnesota Minnesota State University - Mankato $381,205
189-E Soholt Beth Advancing Renewable Energy through Education and Community Engagement Wind on the Wires $860,520
E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 9 Proposals / Subtotal - $1,459,944)
190-EH Pappenfus Ted Sustainable Solar Energy from Agricultural Plant Byproducts U of MN - Morris $185,018
191-EH Randolph Jimmy Novel Combined Solar Thermal-Geothermal Heat Pump System Juneberry $168,000
192-EH Mohan Ned Showcasing Carbon-Neutral, Energy-Positive Transformation of an Occupied House U of MN $66,532
193-EH Berman Jesse Associations Between Extreme Weather and Harmful Vector Populations U of MN $199,531
194-EH Mohan Ned Enhancing Renewables Utilizing Generators of Retiring Coal Powerplants U of MN $183,301
195-EH Park Sung Goon Wind Plants Interaction with Local Climate in Minnesota U of MN $199,584
196-EH Hill Blaine Modeling Energy and Environmental Roadmaps for Minnesota Communities City of Morris $199,995
197-EH Rog April Diverting Prepared Food from Landfills, Reducing Greenhouse Gases Second Harvest Heartland $65,000
198-EH Droessler Bill Clean Air Assistance Project (CAAP) Environmental Initiative $192,983
F. Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat (RECEIVED: 32 Proposals / Subtotal - $31,905,432)
199-F Aukema Brian Eastern Larch Beetle is Decimating Minnesotas Tamarack Forests U of MN $382,000
200-F Reinikainen Mike Evaluating Forestry Tools for Conserving Minnesotas Tamarack Forest MN DNR $864,436
201-F Montgomery Rebecca Sustaining One Million Acres of Minnesota Pine Forest U of MN $420,000
202-F Runquist Erik Saving Endangered Pollinators through Data-Driven Prairie Restoration Minnesota Zoo $977,813
203-F Petersen Jessica Evaluating Ecological Benefits of Prairie Plan Restorations MN DNR $534,468
204-F Galatowitsch Susan Ensuring High-Quality Restoration Outcomes in Minnesota U of MN $529,102
205-F Main Rylee Restoring the Upper Mississippi River at Lake Pepin Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance $525,000
206-F Taylor Carrie Minnesota Rare Plant Salvage Anoka Sand Plain Pilot Anoka Conservation District $357,788
207-F Hernandezs Daniel Comparison of Burning and Haying for Prairie Restoration Carleton College $338,111
208-F Patelke Marsha Minnesota By-products Recycled to Sustainable Designed Soil U of MN - Duluth $448,964
209-F Buck Wiley Restoration, Engagement, Soil Health: St Cloud, Twin Cities Great River Greening $2,180,000
210-F Etterson Julie Forest Regeneration: Right Seed in the Right Place? U of MN - Duluth $476,336
211-F Haines Dustin Does Native Seed Farming Reduce Prairie Restoration Sucess? U of MN - Duluth $449,962
212-F Feeken Neal Conserving Minnesota's Best Prairie Habitats and Rarest Species The Nature Conservancy $1,261,500
213-F Zamora Diomy Promoting and Restoring Oak Savanna Using Silvopasture U of MN $1,270,910
214-F Lenhart Christian Innovative Strategies to Re-Introduce Wood into Driftless Area Streams The Nature Conservancy $317,300
215-F Shen Lian Evaluation and Improvement of Aeration in Lakes U of MN $312,228
216-F Huckett Steven Protecting Drinking Water Sources: 2,000ac in Mississippi Headwaters Great River Greening $1,396,950
217-F Salomon Christine Protecting Minnesota Birch by Sustainable Chaga Cultivation U of MN $385,232
218-F Peterson Daryl Piping Plovers and Common Terns: Critical Habitat Restoration Minnesota Land Trust $1,243,500
219-F Shen Lian Use Floating Mini-Islands for Wetland Restoration U of MN $312,228
220-F Albright Bruce Stony Creek Stream and Habitat Restoration Project Buffalo-Red River Watershed District $1,750,000
221-F Tuominen Todd Elm Creek Stream Restoration Phase IV Final City of Champlin $858,650
222-F Sykora Justin Woodland Restoration Project The Belwin Conservancy $227,000
223-F Christenson Scott Restoring 430 acres of the Panicum Prairie WMA Shell Rock River Watershed District $650,000
224-F Kaproth Matthew State of the Prairies: Assessing Public-Private Land Management Minnesota State University - Mankato $337,055
225-F Brethorst Michael Sauk River Dam Removal and Rock Rapids Replacement City of Melrose $2,768,000
226-F McClannahan Valerie Serving Community Forests by Assisting Low-Income Homeowners MN DNR $415,024
227-F Dorothy Olivia Mississippi Gorge Restoration Study American Rivers $503,295
228-F Kinney Mike Using Economic Analysis to Repair the Sunrise River Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District $575,000
229-F Drown Bryan Restoration of Norway Brook Connectivity to the Pine River by Removal of Norway Lake Dam City of Pine River $2,200,000
230-F McCarty Michael Water Quality Mitigation Project City of Mankato $7,104,000
F. Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 16 Proposals / Subtotal - $2,622,404)
231-FH Jordan Nicholas Supporting Pollinators and Prairie Restorations with Beneficial Fungi U of MN $187,362
232-FH Zlonis Katharine Conservation and Monitoring of Minnesota's Rare Arctic Plants U of MN - Duluth $135,541
233-FH Lynch Michael Develop Forest Management Methods that Enhance Bird Habitat Forest Stewards Guild $197,337
234-FH Noe Ryan Cost-Effective Environmental Protection by Predicting Land Use Change U of MN $199,420
235-FH Dee Laura Cooperatively Improving Minnesotas Remnant Prairies through Adaptive Management U of MN $199,038
236-FH Daub Betsy Integrated Research and Restoration in Prairie and Forest Friends of the Mississippi River $150,583
237-FH Merkord Christopher Combating Woody Encroachment with Grazing after Mechanical Clearing Minnesota State University - Moorhead $199,704
238-FH Johnson Margaret Farming for Water Quality: Implementation, Education, & Documentation Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District $97,321
239-FH Thompson Ann Improving Stream Restoration Designs to Prevent Project Failures South St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District $140,000
240-FH LaBarre Tom Friends of Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Wetland Restorations Friends of Tamarac $80,500
241-FH Yang Zixuan Shoreline Erosion Control Using Aquatic Plants U of MN $199,019
242-FH Cadieux Valentine Promoting Environmental Urban Agriculture Hamline University $59,280
243-FH Bendorf Doug City of Staples Street Sweeper Mitigate Wetlands Contamination City of Staples $191,775
244-FH Wiegrefe Susan Restoring Tree Cover and Diversity to Houston Streets City of Houston $83,080
245-FH Deng Bingqing Prediction of Ice Shove in Lakes in Minnesota U of MN $199,584
246-FH O'Keefe Pete Keep Usable Building Materials Out of Minnesota Landfills Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. $192,000
G. Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation (RECEIVED: 25 Proposals / Subtotal - $59,448,660)
247-G Schulte Judy DNR Scientific and Natural Areas MN DNR $5,758,000
248-G Mularie Audrey Grants for Local Parks, Trails and Natural Areas MN DNR $3,000,000
249-G Christie Jennifer Minnesota State Parks and State Trails In-Holdings MN DNR $5,000,000
250-G Schulte Judy Native Prairie Bank Conservation Easements and Landowner Assistance MN DNR $3,828,000
251-G Skaar Kent Minnesota State Trails Development MN DNR $8,750,000
252-G Heggerston Leah National Loon Center: State Bird Survival and Protection National Loon Center Foundation $4,000,000
253-G Stewart Nancy Accessible Fishing Piers MN DNR $320,000
254-G Manzoline Robert Mesabi Trail Extensions St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority $5,150,000
255-G Perry Vanessa Reviving a Camp for North Minneapolis Youth Minnesota Land Trust $1,373,000
256-G Kennedy Tim Britton Peak to Lutsen Mountains Mountain Bike Trail Superior Cycling Association $350,000
257-G Geissler John Preserving the Avon Hills with Reverse-Bidding Easements Saint Johns University $2,410,500
258-G Forbes DJ Turning Back to Rivers: Creating Recreation Opportunities The Trust for Public Land $4,792,500
259-G Greedy Ross Restoration of Winona's Prairie Island City of Winona $352,201
260-G Henderson Scott Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection and Wetland Restoration Sauk River Watershed District $2,247,520
261-G Lantry Tom Lake Vermilion Trail Phase 1: Tower Connection Lake Vermilion Trail Joint Powers Board $1,814,000
262-G Gautreaux Sherril Rainy Lake Recreational Access and Boat Wash Station City of Ranier $511,710
263-G Berg Anita Purchasing 316 acres for Conservation and Agriculture Education The Food Group $1,500,000
264-G Bissonette Cathy Birch Lake Recreation Area Campground City of Babbitt $700,000
265-G See-Benes Britt Bailey Lake Trail and Fishing Pier City of Virginia $681,000
266-G Lammers Julie Vergas Long Lake Trail City of Vergas $291,111
267-G Roepke Scott Cannon Valley Trail Erosion Control/Water Quality Improvements Cannon Valley Trail Joint Powers Board $1,586,200
268-G Hasbargen Bruce Construct Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Near Pennington, MN Beltrami County & Lady Slipper Scenic Byway, Inc. $600,000
269-G Miller Ryan Glacial Edge Trail and Downtown Pedestrian Bridge City of Fergus Falls $602,918
270-G DeFrang Brian Winona's 1st Recreation Bridge over Highway 61 City of Winona $3,375,000
271-G Beste Bruce Crane Lake to Vermillion Falls Trail Voyageur Country ATV $455,000
G. Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 1 Proposal / Subtotal - $191,000)
272-GH Caneff Denny Making the SHTs Big Bad Five Beautiful Again Superior Hiking Trail Association $191,000
I. Administration (RECEIVED: 1 Proposal / Subtotal - $135,000)
273-I Sherman-Hoehn Katherine Contract Agreement Reimbursement MN DNR $135,000

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