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2021 ENRTF Proposals Received - by Funding Priority Topic Area

2021 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Proposals Received

The amount available for appropriation from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) for the FY 2022 and FY 2023 biennium (July 1, 2021 ‐June 30, 2023) will be determined after June 30, 2020. As of May 22, 2020, the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) received 329 proposals requesting a total of approximately $240 million. This RFP process is for funding beginning July 1, 2021.

LCCMR reviews and evaluates all proposals against their 10 adopted evaluation criteria. On June 17-18, members will select a subset of high‐ranking proposals to invite for presentation before the LCCMR on July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 in order to receive further consideration. On August 6-7, LCCMR will make final selection and funding allocation decisions. These selected projects will be presented to the 2021 Minnesota Legislature as the official LCCMR recommendations for spending from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

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


Visit the 2021 Proposal & Funding Process Main Page for additional information.


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Click here for print-ready list of 2021 proposals received - listed by category with project summaries (32-page PDF file).

Click here for print-ready list of 2021 proposals received - listed by category without project summaries (17-page PDF file).

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ENRTF ID # Last Name First Name Project Title Organization $ Requested
A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(RECEIVED: 42 Proposals / Subtotal - $34,858,000)
2021-011 Whitfeld Timothy Minnesota Flora: A New Generation of Discovery U of MN, Bell Museum of Natural History $1,527,000
2021-031 Grinde Alexis Grassland Bird Conservation: To hay or delay? U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $552,000
2021-052 Fieberg John Monitoring Carnivores Statewide: A Citizen-Science Trail-Cam Project U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $450,000
2021-054 Joyce Michael Distribution and Movements of Fishers in Southern Minnesota U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $415,000
2021-055 Perleberg Donna Protecting Minnesota's Beneficial Macroalgae: All Stoneworts Aren't Starry MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $1,081,000
2021-056 Joyce Michael Healthy Forests: Wildlife as Dispersers of Beneficial Fungi U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $290,000
2021-061 Onello Emily Manoomin Matters U of MN, Duluth $314,000
2021-071 Putzier Paul County Groundwater Atlas MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $2,500,000
2021-082 Arends Heather Aggregate Resource Mapping of St. Louis County MN DNR, Lands and Minerals Division $767,000
2021-087 Markle Tricia Improving Resiliency and Conservation Outcomes for Minnesota Turtles Minnesota Zoological Society $460,000
2021-103 Bump Joseph Offal Wildlife Watching: How Do Hunters Provision Scavengers? U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $531,000
2021-104 Haus Jacob Habitat Use and Recruitment Rates in Exurban Wolves Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Bemidji State University $263,000
2021-113 Carlson Bruce Minnesota Biological Survey: Setting a Future Course MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $3,200,000
2021-118 Halbach Myrna 2021 Groundwater Contamination Mapping Project Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $940,000
2021-126 Ozersky Ted Are Fish Mercury Concentrations Higher in Winter? U of MN, Duluth - Large Lakes Observatory $387,000
2021-133 Berman Jesse Ticks in Minnesota! Informing Control and Response U of MN, School of Public Health $250,000
2021-138 Lusardi Barbara Geologic Atlases for Water Resource Management U of MN, MN Geological Survey $4,122,000
2021-152 Isbell Forest Assessing Benefits of Enhancing Biodiversity in Habitat Fragments U of MN, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve $498,000
2021-156 Fulton David Human Dimensions of Urban Carnivore Management U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $392,000
2021-159 Knopik Josh Collaborative State and Tribal Wild Rice Monitoring Program MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $859,000
2021-166 Bazurto Jannell Survey of Overlooked Natural Resource: Plant Growth-Stimulating Microbes U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $339,000
2021-181 Lord Chris Update Metro MLCCS for Enhanced Natural Resource Management Metro Conservation Districts $499,000
2021-183 Slaats Alison Supporting Integrated Resource Management through Upgraded Lidar Products Minnesota IT Services $3,200,000
2021-228 Mulla David Solar Co-Benefits: Reducing Nitrates, Enhancing Habitat, Sequestering Carbon U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $344,000
2021-230 Guala Michele Opening or Closing Parks in a Pandemic? U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $343,000
2021-243 Monson Geerts Stephen Baseline Asbestos-EMP Study of NE Minnesota Air, Pre-Mining U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $388,000
2021-275 Bump Joseph Voyageurs Wolf Project – Phase II U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $575,000
2021-278 Dingmann Brian Preserving Minnesota’s Wetlands: Our Resource for Future Medicine U of MN, Crookston $247,000
2021-284 Grinde Alexis EAB and Black Ash: Maintaining Forests and Benefits U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $774,000
2021-291 Weegman Matt Factors Influencing Wild Turkey Productivity in Southeast Minnesota National Wild Turkey Federation $809,000
2021-309 Schroeder Declan Bee Minnesota – Protect Our Native Bumblebees U of MN, College of Veterinary Medicine $663,000
2021-312 Mukku Venugopal Freshwater Sponges and AIS: Engaging Citizen Scientists U of MN, Crookston $500,000
2021-354 Shen Lian Modeling Wind Energy Resources and Environment in Minnesota U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $318,000
2021-359 Caldwell Wendy Uniting Public and Private Sectors to Protect Pollinators Monarch Joint Venture $341,000
2021-372 Anderson Pamela Providing Critical Water Quality Information: Harmful Algal Blooms Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $657,000
2021-378 Skancke Jennie Foundational Hydrology Data for Wetland Protection and Restoration MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $400,000
2021-396 West Elena Bioacoustics for Broad-Scale Species Monitoring and Conservation U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $359,000
2021-422 Shaw Ruth Healthy Prairies III: Restoring Minnesota's Prairie Plant Diversity U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $531,000
2021-423 Joyce Michael Bobcat and Fisher Habitat Use and Interactions U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $447,000
2021-424 Satyshur Colleen Improving Pollinator Conservation by Revealing Habitat Needs U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $614,000
2021-426 Rowe Erika Expanding the Minnesota Ecological Monitoring Network MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $1,587,000
2021-452 Putzier Paul County Groundwater Atlas ML2020 Resubmit MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $1,125,000
A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 20 Proposals / Subtotal - $3,466,000)
2021-019 Fallon Ann Does the Herbicide Paraquat Harm Insect Microbial Symbionts? U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $157,000
2021-027 Sherman-Hoehn Katherine ML 2021 Contract Agreement Reimbursement MN DNR, Grants Unit $135,000
2021-032 Grinde Alexis What’s “Bugging” Minnesota’s Insect-Eating Birds? U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $199,000
2021-048 Duplissis John Precision Forest Inventory for Aspen and Red Pine U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $199,000
2021-088 Moen Ron Minnesota Mammal Resource Atlas U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $148,000
2021-112 Drewitz Matt Mapping Existing Structural Practices in Vulnerable Agricultural Landscapes Board of Water and Soil Resources $190,000
2021-140 Zajac Kristy Redwood County RIM Easement Evaluation and Public Outreach Redwood Soil & Water Conservation District $197,000
2021-201 Clark Mark Status of Bigmouth Buffalo Populations in Minnesota U of MN, Duluth $196,000
2021-225 Huberty Brian Eyes Over Minnesota's Natural Resources SharedGeo $119,000
2021-234 Stanton Daniel Moss and Lichens of Minnesota Prairies and Meadows U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $200,000
2021-238 Wettstein Shannon Morrison County Performance Drainage and Hydrology Management II Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District $197,000
2021-277 Aukema Brian Biocontrol Breakdown in Minnesota's Spruce Budworm-Affected Forests U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
2021-289 Frelich Lee A Biodiversity Checkup for Minnesota’s Big Woods U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $109,000
2021-292 Bracey Annie Conserving Black Terns and Forster's Terns in Minnesota U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $199,000
2021-321 Ponder Julia Microbiome in Raptors: A New Tool for Conservation U of MN, Raptor Center $129,000
2021-400 Hahn Jennifer Unearthing Soil Health Economics in Southern Minnesota Minnesota Soil Health Coalition $200,000
2021-407 Petersen Jessica Tools for Supporting Healthy Ecosystems and Pollinators MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $198,000
2021-430 Sherman-Hoehn Katherine ML 20 Contract Agreement Reimbursement MN DNR, Grants Unit $135,000
2021-437 Quinn Edward Enhancing Bat Recovery by Optimizing Artificial Roost Structures MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division $190,000
2021-457 Windels Steve Do Beavers Buffer Against Droughts and Floods? National Park Service, Voyageurs National Park $169,000
B. Water Resources
(RECEIVED: 58 Proposals / Subtotal - $35,591,000)
2021-023 Schumann David Larval Fishes as Indicators of Lake Ecosystem Change University of Wisconsin-La Crosse $410,000
2021-047 Johnson Heather Updating Pesticide Analytical Capabilities to Protect Minnesota Waters Minnesota Department of Agriculture $3,000,000
2021-050 Brady Valerie Trout Stream Habitat Restoration Success U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $375,000
2021-053 Ulrich Bridget Protecting Minnesota's Waters Using Sustainable Waste Materials U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $497,000
2021-057 Chun Chan Lan Reducing Nutrients and Methane Emissions Using Wetland Microbes U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $334,000
2021-090 Beck Brian Leveraging Innovations in Data Analytics for Project Implementation Minnehaha Creek Watershed District $883,000
2021-114 Kang Peter Multi-scale Aquifer Characterization for Successful Aquifer Storage/Recovery U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $671,000
2021-121 Behrens Sebastian Monitoring Emerging Viruses in Minnesota's Urban Water Cycles U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $489,000
2021-127 Fritz Charles Water Storage Project Implementation Framework International Water Institute $290,000
2021-130 Baker Anna Sediment-phosphorus management in Rainy-Lake of the Woods Basin US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center $515,000
2021-134 Edlund Mark Salt Threatens Minnesota Water Quality and Food Webs Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $1,174,000
2021-142 Martinovic-Weigelt Dalma Refined Petroleum Leaks: Improving Remediation and Risk Assessment University of St. Thomas $340,000
2021-144 Singer Randall Microgeographic Impact of Antibiotics Released from Identified Hotspots U of MN, College of Veterinary Medicine $598,000
2021-160 Ishii Satoshi Establishment of Safe Water Reuse U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $362,000
2021-165 Bazurto Jannell Microbial Degradation of Formaldehyde to Clean Polluted Waters U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $393,000
2021-174 Gran Karen Slope Failures in Minnesota: Drivers, Projections, and Mitigation U of MN, Duluth $396,000
2021-177 Cotner James Glyphosate, Phosphorus and Harmful Algal Blooms U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $506,000
2021-190 Hondzo Miki Quantitative Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Urban Waters U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $499,000
2021-195 Brauman Kate Changing Snowmelt Impacts Minnesota Forests, Streams, and Groundwater U of MN, Institute on the Environment $607,000
2021-204 Miao Yuxin Developing Smart-N App to Reduce Corn Nitrogen Pollution U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $248,000
2021-205 Jordan Nicholas Scaling A Market-Driven Water-Quality Solution for Row-Crop Farming U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $909,000
2021-211 Gulliver John Reduction of Environmental Impacts with Road De-Icing Alternatives U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $666,000
2021-227 Rose Lucy Seasonal Water Quality Effects of Commercial Peat Harvesting U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $204,000
2021-242 Groten Joel USGS StreamStats Enhances Sediment Monitoring in Minnesota US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center $300,000
2021-259 Blumentritt Dylan Whitewater River Evolution: Sediment Dynamics and Cross-Section Inventory Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Winona State University $265,000
2021-260 Hall Leah Floodplain Reconnection in Southeast Minnesota's Driftless Area The Nature Conservancy $572,000
2021-264 Sattar Junaed Automated Weed Management for Herbicide Water Runoff Reduction U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $829,000
2021-265 Lenhart Christian Farming for Phosphorus Control at the Field Edge U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $577,000
2021-266 Runck Bryan Sustainable Irrigation Management: Expanding a Statewide Web Application U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $1,519,000
2021-279 Watkins Eric Optimizing Youth Sports Fields to Reduce Environmental Impact U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $957,000
2021-282 Wright Natasha Managing Highly Saline Waste from Municipal Water Treatment U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $262,000
2021-285 Cates Anna Developing Cover Crop Systems for Sugarbeet Production U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $331,000
2021-286 Nieber John Downscaling Water Storage for Comprehensive Water Resources Management U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $592,000
2021-303 Griffin Daniel Rainfall History Recovered from Old Oak Tree Rings U of MN, College of Liberal Arts $332,000
2021-314 Cui Tianhong Solar-Powered Pesticide Sensor Network for Water Monitoring U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $660,000
2021-317 Cui Tianhong Sensor-Embedded Purification System for Clean Drinking Water U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $536,000
2021-326 Marr Jeffrey Assessing Impacts of Boat Waves on Minnesota Lakes U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $420,000
2021-331 Noe Ryan Comprehensive Identification and Visualization of Sourcewater Protection Opportunities U of MN, Humphrey School of Public Affairs $299,000
2021-346 Ruan Roger Treatment of Petrochemical Wastewater Using Photocatalysis and Algae U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $559,000
2021-348 Ruan Roger Enhanced Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion of Swine Manure U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $609,000
2021-349 Ruan Roger Novel Microalgae Attached Growth for Animal Wastewater Treatment U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $760,000
2021-350 Ruan Roger Plastic-Wastes to Fuels and Chemicals through Microwave-Assisted Pyrolysis U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $914,000
2021-352 Ruan Roger Nitrogen Fixation Using Nano-Photocatalytic Non-Thermal Plasma U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $555,000
2021-355 Shen Lian Microplastics in Minnesota Water and Impact on Wildlife U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $317,000
2021-358 Schoenfuss Heiko Assessing Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Treatment Efficacy Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, St. Cloud State University $493,000
2021-361 Penn Lee Microplastics: Transporters of Contaminants in Minnesota Waters U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $426,000
2021-364 LaPara Timothy Evaluating Coronavirus and Other Microbiological Contamination of Drinking Water Sources from Wastewater U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $699,000
2021-369 Ziegeweid Jeffrey Determining How Altered Streamflows Impair Fish and Macroinvertebrates US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center $600,000
2021-376 Lammi Becky St. James Pit Water Level Control City of Aurora $305,000
2021-382 St. Lawrence Mark Evaluating Landfill Leachate PFAS Reduction Utilizing Engineered Wetlands St. Louis County $895,000
2021-384 Fuchs Dennis Long-Term Nitrate Mitigation by Maintaining Profitable Kernza Production Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District $571,000
2021-390 Donato Justin Antibiotic Resistance and Wastewater Treatment: Problems and Solutions University of St. Thomas $508,000
2021-401 Edlund Mark Unprecedented Change Threatens Minnesota’s Pristine Lakes Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $850,000
2021-403 Keegan Bill Innovative Solution for Protecting Minnesota Natural Resources from PFAS Contamination Dem-Con $750,000
2021-409 Olander Keith Implementing Hemp Crop Rotation to Improve Water Quality Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Central Lakes College $700,000
2021-432 Novak Paige Technology for Energy-Generating Onsite Industrial Wastewater Treatment U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $475,000
2021-436 Streets Summer Developing Strategies to Manage PFAS in Land-Applied Biosolids Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $1,370,000
2021-456 Stapleton Seth Expanding Restoration and Promoting Awareness of Native Mussels Minnesota Zoological Society $418,000
B. Water Resources
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 17 Proposals / Subtotal - $2,985,000)
2021-025 Kovalenko Katya Does Micro-Pollution Impact Aquatic Food Webs and Birds? U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $175,000
2021-076 Noe Ryan Will BMPs Be Effective with Increased Precipitation Variability? U of MN, Humphrey School of Public Affairs $63,000
2021-089 Barry John Sentinel Springs, Measuring Continuous Groundwater Response and Improvement MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $183,000
2021-115 Hu Bo Novel Nutrient Recovery Process from Wastewater Treatment Plants U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
2021-128 Ulrich Jason Resilience and Increased Intense Rain in Minnesota Watersheds Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $189,000
2021-158 Dieterman Doug Evaluating Stream Habitat Projects in Southeast Minnesota MN DNR, Fish and Wildlife Division $197,000
2021-170 Xiong Boya Minimizing Plastic Pollution through Prediction of Nano/Microplastic Generation U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $200,000
2021-184 Hondzo Miki Algal Toxicity Detection and Mitigation in Minnesota Waters U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $199,000
2021-189 Musser Kimberly Ag-Urban Partnership Pilot: Accelerating Action in Priority Watersheds Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota State University Mankato $199,000
2021-216 Brigham Mark White Iron Chain of Lakes: Baseline Trace Metals US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center $117,000
2021-237 Fixen Kathryn Converting Toxic Compounds to Fuels Using Solar Energy U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $171,000
2021-258 Wilson Melissa Manure Testing for Better Management and Clean Water U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
2021-267 Capel Paul Optimization of Water-Quality Monitoring in Surface Waters U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $147,000
2021-301 Babcock Laura Expanding Protection of Minnesota Water through Industrial Conservation U of MN, School of Public Health $181,000
2021-304 Barney Brett Minimizing Agricultural Impacts through Biological Nitrogen Fixation Alternatives U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $196,000
2021-379 Downing John Understanding and Fixing Excess Lake Oxygen Depletion U of MN, Duluth $171,000
2021-381 Wagner Margaret Nitrate Testing and Education for Private Well Owners Minnesota Department of Agriculture $197,000
C. Environmental Education
(RECEIVED: 26 Proposals / Subtotal - $12,867,000)
2021-006 Remucal David Promoting Minnesota Conservation through Classroom Plant Science Research U of MN, Landscape Arboretum $480,000
2021-041 Thompson Seth Connecting Minnesotans to Water Through Environmental Education U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $287,000
2021-042 Walz Shannon Increasing Outdoor Learning For Young Minnesotans Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center $450,000
2021-086 Halvorson Joel Boreal Observatory at Chik-Wauk on the Gunflint Gunflint Trail Historical Society $545,000
2021-100 Locke Christina MN Backyard Science: Home-Based Environmental Education and Conservation U of MN, Humphrey School of Public Affairs $502,000
2021-111 Wolf Tiffany Engaging Culturally-Diverse Hunting Communities on Chronic Wasting Disease U of MN, College of Veterinary Medicine $288,000
2021-131 Evans Elaine Pollinator Education in the Science Classroom U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $430,000
2021-132 Edmiston Julie Minnesota Freshwater Quest: Environmental Education for 20000 Youth Wilderness Inquiry $932,000
2021-141 Schmitt Lee ESTEEM (Earth Science Teachers Environmental Education Matters) Minnesota Science Teachers Association $582,000
2021-146 Wood Bryan Providing K-12 Residential Environmental Learning Experiences Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center $400,000
2021-175 Blair Robert Minnesota Master Naturalist: Nature for New Minnesotans U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $345,000
2021-186 Hausman Rhode Christina The Voyageurs Classroom Initiative Voyageurs National Park Association $409,000
2021-219 Thompson Seth Promoting Environmental Conservation Through Storytelling U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $392,000
2021-240 Adler Trina Engaging Diverse Low-Income Residents with Minnesota’s Parks U of MN, Extension Center for Family Development $568,000
2021-255 Dhakal Narayan Cross Cultural Environmental Education Diversity Intelligence in Climate Action $420,000
2021-300 Lord Chris Changing Yards and Minds: Overcoming Barriers to Ecoscaping Metro Conservation Districts $546,000
2021-320 Bloome Katie Restoring Land, Reviving Heritage: Conservation Through Indigenous Culture Belwin Conservancy $494,000
2021-335 Papanikolopoulos Nikolaos Water Quality and Robots: Experientially Educating Minnesotan Youth U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $344,000
2021-341 Lenczewski John Fostering Water Stewardship Through Hands-On Learning Minnesota Trout Unlimited $654,000
2021-370 Reese Luke Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Supplemental Teaching Staff City of Austin $275,000
2021-385 Simer Kurt 375 Underserved Youth Learn Minnesota Ecosystems by Canoe YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities $375,000
2021-386 Burns Katie Bird Academy: Conservation for Kids Audubon Minnesota $291,000
2021-405 Poppleton Kristen TeachScience: Schools and Communities as STEM Living Laboratories Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy $369,000
2021-435 Loon Deborah Mentoring the Next Generation of Conservation Professionals Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc $757,000
2021-450 Edmiston Julie Minnesota Freshwater Quest: Environmental Education on State Waterways Wilderness Inquiry $1,432,000
2021-459 Dorn Cndy Statewide Environmental Education via Public Television Outdoor Series Pioneer Public Television $300,000
C. Environmental Education
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 17 Proposals / Subtotal - $2,590,000)
2021-026 Donahue Patrick Off-site Construction Technology Portal U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $197,000
2021-085 Cadieux Valentine Ecosystem Benefits from Urban Agriculture Hamline University $200,000
2021-116 Furuseth Lee Water: Keep It Fresh Headwaters Science Center $86,000
2021-147 Kalnicky Emily Driving Conservation Behavior for Mussels and Water Quality Minnesota Zoological Society $191,000
2021-157 Jensen Marissa Minnesota Conservation Outreach & Education Pheasants Forever Inc $68,000
2021-171 Becker Beth Expansion of YMCA Mobile Day Camp YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities $195,000
2021-214 Huberty Brian Emergency Location Markers for Minnesota's Trails, Parks & Landings SharedGeo $130,000
2021-224 Daub Betsy High School River Bluff Pollinator Habitat Creation Friends of the Mississippi River $28,000
2021-226 Watkins Eric Smart Lawns: Data-Driven Lawn Care Information for Homeowners U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
2021-262 Schultz Peter The Longspur Prairie Fund Urban Prairie Learning Lab The Longspur Prairie Fund $82,000
2021-311 Mercer-Taylor Elizabeth Empowering Youth to Become 21st Century Energy Leaders U of MN, Institute on the Environment $200,000
2021-323 Ponder Julia Expanding Access to Environmental Education for Underserved Communities U of MN, Raptor Center $178,000
2021-374 Foster Shelli-Kae Yes! Students take on Water Quality Challenge II Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center $199,000
2021-389 McCoy Casey Firewise in the Classroom MN DNR, Forestry Division $155,000
2021-391 Pulscher MaryLynn BioBlitz Urban Parks: Engaging Community in Scientific Efforts Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $198,000
2021-414 Montgomery Maggie Engaging Minnesotans with Phenology: Radio, Podcasts, Citizen Science Northern Community Radio, Inc. $198,000
2021-429 Sogard Ray Sportsmen’s Training and Developmental Learning Center Minnesota Forest Zone Trappers Association $85,000
D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (RECEIVED: 10 Proposals / Subtotal - $20,698,000)
2021-162 Wettstein Shannon Oak Wilt Suppression at the Northern Edge II Morrison Soil and Water Conservation District $498,000
2021-164 Phelps Nicholas Building Knowledge and Capacity for AIS Solutions U of MN, MAISRC $5,000,000
2021-188 Krischik Vera Biocontrol of Bee Lawns and Parklands U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $500,000
2021-217 Sorensen Peter Evaluating Minnesota's Last Best Chance to Stop Carp U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $499,000
2021-313 Forester Jeff Stop Starry Invasion - Community Invasive Species Containment Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates $1,676,000
2021-383 James John Balancing Aquatic Plant Communities for Recreation and Conservation Fish and Waters Conservation Fund $569,000
2021-425 Koop Heather Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center, Ph.5 U of MN, MITPPC $5,000,000
2021-427 Nerbonne Brian Applying New Tools and Techniques Against Invasive Carp MN DNR, Fish and Wildlife Division $577,000
2021-431 McClannahan Valerie Protect Community Forests By Managing Ash For EAB MN DNR, Forestry Division $5,930,000
2021-433 Salomon Christine White Nose Bat Syndrome Biological Control: Phase 3 U of MN, College of Pharmacy $449,000
D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 5 Proposals / Subtotal - $641,000)
2021-017 Wersal Ryan Starch Allocation Patterns of Starry Stonewort (Nitellopsis Obtusa) Harvested from Lake Koronis, MN Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota State University Mankato $101,000
2021-091 Anderson Mike Long-Term Efficacy of Invasive Removal in Floodplain Forests Macalester College $25,000
2021-268 Hammes Mary Mississippi River Crew for Forest Resilience Mississippi Park Connection $199,000
2021-293 Brady Valerie How Effective and Protective are AIS Removal Methods? U of MN - NRRI $119,000
2021-449 Edlund Mark Invasive Rock Snot Threatens North Shore Streams Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $197,000
E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy (RECEIVED: 22 Proposals / Subtotal - $16,339,000)
2021-010 Mwesigye Aggrey Enhanced Thermo-Active Foundations for Space Heating in Minnesota U of MN, Duluth $367,000
2021-167 Kortshagen Uwe Solar Windows: Combining Agriculture and Photovoltaics U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $280,000
2021-169 Herrmann Bryan Storing Renewable Energy in Flow-Battery for Grid Use U of MN, Morris $3,210,000
2021-191 Heins Bradley Agrivoltaics to Improve the Environment and Farm Resiliency U of MN, WCROC $861,000
2021-196 Swanson Jacob Electricity Generation from Glycerol - Minnesota Biodiesel Waste Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota State University Mankato $679,000
2021-241 Spigarelli Brett Foundational Data for Sequestering CO2 using Minnesota Minerals U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $353,000
2021-263 Gutknecht Jessica The Carbon Sequestration Potential of a Perennial Grain U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $219,000
2021-290 Yang Suo Efficient Production and Clean Combustion of Renewable Biofuels U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $681,000
2021-294 Feist Christopher Behavioral Response of Bald and Golden Eagles to Acoustic Stimuli U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $307,000
2021-305 Xiong Boya Reducing Plastic Waste by Innovating Waste-To-Energy Conversion Technology U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $530,000
2021-315 Cortus Erin Greenhouse Gas Sampling Approaches for Minnesota Livestock Farms U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $294,000
2021-318 Simon Terrence Efficient Filter and Sensor for Organic PAH Compounds U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $275,000
2021-336 Chan Gabriel Distributed Energy Storage Partnerships with Municipal and Cooperative Utilities U of MN, Humphrey School of Public Affairs $364,000
2021-344 Thomas Steve Create Jobs Statewide by Diverting Materials from Landfills Better Futures Minnesota $2,992,000
2021-345 Ruan Roger Treatment of Organic Medical and COVID-19 Contaminated Wastes U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $910,000
2021-347 Ruan Roger Renewable and Green Polymers from Pennycress U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $559,000
2021-351 Ruan Roger Disinfect Airborne-Pathogens and Contaminants in Animal Production Facilities U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $754,000
2021-387 Ruan Roger Value Added Treatment of Sewage Sludge U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $910,000
2021-392 Dry Carolyn A Novel CO2-Reducing Cement Made from Minnesota Wastes Designs by Natural Processes, Inc. $290,000
2021-394 Ranade Aditya Assessing Wind Curtailment Reduction Potential via Hydrogen Production Aerio Technologies $751,000
2021-398 Hagel Tom Cleaner Air for Park Events and Disaster Resilience City of Saint Paul $360,000
2021-402 Kedward Jennifer Strengthening Minnesota's Reuse Economy to Conserve Natural Resources ReUse Minnesota $393,000
E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 13 Proposals / Subtotal - $1,960,000)
2021-044 Barry Brian Bringing Minnesota Farmers into the Low-Carbon Economy U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $176,000
2021-098 Hu Bo Biomass Inventory for Minnesota Renewable Natural Gas Production U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
2021-135 McFarland Ashley Climate Mitigation Through Improved Forest Understory Health Dovetail Partners Inc $179,000
2021-193 Dahlen Reta Restoration of Riverside Park City of Long Prairie $156,000
2021-199 Swanberg Kevin Twin Ports Air Quality Monitoring and Education Project Twin Ports Action Alliance $30,000
2021-202 Shaffer David Studying Solar Panels' Impact on Wetland Quality Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Project $199,000
2021-239 O'Keefe Pete Increasing Recycling of Building Materials, Supplies, Home Goods Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Inc. $60,000
2021-261 Costa Kyle Increasing Efficiency of Methane Digesters U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $148,000
2021-269 Twine Tracy Reducing Urban Heat through Reflective Roofs U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $165,000
2021-281 Guala Michele Protecting Stream Banks Producing Energy U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $198,000
2021-298 Sarkanen Simo Eco-Friendly Plastics from Cloquet Pulp-Mill Lignin U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $196,000
2021-360 Yamin Mohammad Sustainable Bricks Using Minnesota Clay and Recycled Aggregate Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota State University Mankato $123,000
2021-448 Sosnowchik Rachel Diverting Unsold Food from Landfills, Reducing Greenhouse Gases Second Harvest Heartland $130,000
F. Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat (RECEIVED: 37 Proposals / Subtotal - $25,637,000)
2021-007 Christenson Scott South Central Minnesota Rock Berm Fish Barriers State Line Lake Restoration Inc $855,000
2021-022 Barrick Melissa Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Forest Restoration and Enhancements Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District $975,000
2021-039 Davis Mike Restoring Mussels in Streams and Lakes - continuation MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $825,000
2021-058 Tucker Rebecca Pollinator Central II: Habitat Improvement with Community Monitoring Great River Greening $742,000
2021-059 Windmuller-Campione Marcella Maximizing Economic and Ecological Benefits of Forest Management U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $650,000
2021-065 Johnson Nathan Phase 2 - Prescribed-Fire Management for Roadside Prairies Minnesota Department of Transportation $255,000
2021-094 Pederson Eric Pollinator Habitat Study for Closed Landfill Program Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $300,000
2021-097 Weiss Eric Minnesota Green Schoolyards The Trust for Public Land $1,997,000
2021-139 Tucker Rebecca Pollinator Central: Habitat Improvement with Citizen Monitoring Great River Greening $981,000
2021-155 Chapman Eric Rural-Urban Partnerships to Advance Conservation Farming with Technology University of St. Thomas $548,000
2021-161 Magner Joe Threshold Resiliency with Increased Precipitation Uncertainty U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $1,899,000
2021-180 Hrubes Jeff Carbon Sequestration and Climate Resiliency Using Forest Management Board of Water and Soil Resources $615,000
2021-182 Hogan Christopher Minnesota Center for Agricultural Spray Drift Reduction U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $1,049,000
2021-212 Gordon Riley Reducing Plastic Pollution with Biodegradable Erosion Control Products Agricultural Utilization Research Institute $227,000
2021-213 Carson Michael Forests, Wildlife & Climate Change: Proactive Landscape Designs U of MN, North Central Research and Outreach Center $404,000
2021-223 Ebtehaj Ardeshir Remote Sensing and Super-resolution Imaging of Microplastics U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $364,000
2021-231 Daub Betsy Urban Pollinator and Native American Cultural Site Restoration Friends of the Mississippi River $250,000
2021-270 Labuz Joseph A safety rating system of mining waste storage in northern Minnesota U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $390,000
2021-274 Ferrington Leonard Winter Dynamics of Vulnerable Trout Streams: Central Minnesota U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $520,000
2021-280 Wold Scott Economic and Ecological Benefits of Soil Health Redwood Soil & Water Conservation District $339,000
2021-283 Barney Brett Engineered Solutions to Remove Nitrates from Contaminated Waters U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $234,000
2021-295 Arvidson Adam Kenilworth Channel Riparian Restoration and Enhancement Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $930,000
2021-328 Weegman Matt Restoring oak forests for wildlife in southeast Minnesota National Wild Turkey Federation $661,000
2021-337 Shaw Dan Lawns to Legumes Program Phase 2 Board of Water and Soil Resources $1,389,000
2021-340 Arvidson Adam Bohemian Flats Savanna Restoration Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $424,000
2021-357 Griffis Timothy Quantifying Environmental Benefits of Peatland Restoration in Minnesota U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $742,000
2021-375 Lewanski Tom Reintroduction of Bison to Spring Lake Park Reserve Dakota County $659,000
2021-377 Tuominen Todd Elm Creek Habitat Restoration Final Phase City of Champlin $613,000
2021-397 Lenczewski John Creating Prioritized Plan for Restoring the Stewart River Watershed Minnesota Trout Unlimited $298,000
2021-416 Caneff Denny A Showcase for Resource-Sensitive Trail Construction Superior Hiking Trail Association $450,000
2021-421 Barry Brian Protecting Minnesota Waters with Biodegradable, Controlled-Release Fertilizers U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $260,000
2021-438 Arvidson Adam Mississippi River Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Mussel Reintroduction Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $2,538,000
2021-439 Shaw Dan Pollinator & Beneficial Insect Strategic Habitat Program Board of Water and Soil Resources $780,000
2021-441 Drotts Gary Minnesota Hunter Walking Trails, Pulbic Land Recreational Access Ruffed Grouse Society $300,000
2021-447 Tuomine Todd Elm Creek Habitat Restoration Phase IV City of Champlin $501,000
2021-455 Beebe Andrew Habitat Associations of Mississippi Bottomland Forest Marsh Birds Audobon Minnesota $275,000
2021-461 Aukema Brian Eastern Larch Beetle is Devastating Minnesota Tamarack Forests U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $398,000
F. Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 18 Proposals / Subtotal - $3,089,000)
2021-020 Elston Bob Sleepy Eye Lake Reclamation Board of Water and Soil Resources $120,000
2021-062 Remucal David Preserving Minnesota’s only Ball Cactus Population U of MN, Landscape Arboretum $103,000
2021-068 Kerski Michael Shakopee Riverfront Habitat Restoration and Education Project City of Shakopee $200,000
2021-078 Taylor Carrie Developing a Rare Plant Rescue Program for Minnesota Anoka Conservation District $199,000
2021-084 Sheppard Kevin Restoring Upland Forests for Birds American Bird Conservancy, Great Lakes Program $193,000
2021-117 Jennings Carrie Water, Wildlife and Weather Friendly Labeling Pilot Program Freshwater Society $195,000
2021-137 Caneff Denny Plumbing the Muddy Depths of Superior Hiking Trail Superior Hiking Trail Association $187,000
2021-229 Gabrielson Sara Woodcrest Trail Expansion and Prairie Restoration Country Manor Foundation $92,000
2021-245 Meschke Linda Improving Landscape Ecological Value With Hazelnuts Rural Advantage $161,000
2021-288 Schrank Amy Increase Golden Shiner Production to Protect Aquatic Communities U of MN, Duluth - Sea Grant $194,000
2021-297 Montgomery Rebecca Prescribed Burning for Brushland-Dependent Species-Phase II U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $147,000
2021-302 Arvidson Adam Mississippi Flyway Habitat Fingers Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $171,000
2021-308 Cariveau Daniel Creating Cost-Effective Forage and Management Actions for Pollinators U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $198,000
2021-319 Cui Tianhong Surface Water Purification System Powered by Renewable Energy U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $200,000
2021-322 Vlaming Jonathan Shoreline Stabilization, Fishing, ADA Improvements at Silverwood Park Three Rivers Park District $200,000
2021-343 Cui Tianhong Small, Cheap, and Fast Nitrobenzene Detector for Water U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $200,000
2021-356 Shen Lian Help MPCP by Understanding Seeds and Pollens Dispersion U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $199,000
2021-408 Daub Betsy Pollinator Habitat Creation along the Urban Mississippi River Friends of the Mississippi River $130,000
G. Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation (RECEIVED: 39 Proposals / Subtotal - $78,620,000)
2021-012 Yavarow Matthew Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail (McDonald Segment) Otter Tail County $2,245,000
2021-013 Cammilleri Kenneth Gateway State Trail City of Scandia $4,295,000
2021-021 Hayes Dillon Soo Line Trail Trestle Bridge Mille Lacs County $725,000
2021-028 Manzoline Robert Mesabi Trail CSAH 88 to Ely St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority $2,200,000
2021-043 Mularie Audrey Local Parks, Trails and Natural Areas Grant Programs MN DNR, Grants Unit $3,000,000
2021-049 Lee Jessica Metropolitan Regional Parks System Land Acquisition- Phase 7 Metropolitan Council $3,000,000
2021-069 Schultz Todd Sauk Rapids Rapids Project Lions Park City of Sauk Rapids $545,000
2021-092 Chanski David City of Brainerd - Mississippi Landing Trailhead City of Brainerd $3,800,000
2021-093 Welle Ron Brooten Land Acquisition Midwest Outdoors Unlimited $950,000
2021-105 Schulte Judy Native Prairie Stewardship & Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $2,100,000
2021-109 Bloom Katie Moose Lake - Trunk Highway 73 Trail City of Moose Lake $330,000
2021-145 Wood Bryan Preserving Grindstone Lake's Shoreline: McConnell Property Acquisition Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center $640,000
2021-151 Roske Molly SNA Acquisition, Restoration, Citizen-Science and Outreach MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $4,760,000
2021-154 Phillips Courtney Precision Acquisition for Restoration, Groundwater Recharge and Habitat Shell Rock River Watershed District $549,000
2021-221 Roske Molly DNR Scientific and Natural Areas (ML20 Resubmit) MN DNR - Ecological and Water Resources Division $3,000,000
2021-310 Terrill Tim Whiskey Creek & Mississippi River Water Quality/Habitat/Recreation Mississippi Headwaters Board $500,000
2021-324 Gautreaux Sherril Ranier/Safe Harbor Transient Dock on Rainy Lake City of Ranier $762,000
2021-325 Olson Neil Veterans on the Lake Veterans on the Lake $650,000
2021-329 Pohlman JoAnn Voyageur National Park Crane Lake Visitors Center Project Town of Crane Lake $3,600,000
2021-330 Melin Kaycee Brookston Campground, Boat Launch & Outdoor Recreational Facility Final City of Brookston $500,000
2021-332 Burich Rebecca Moose/Seven Beaver Multi-Use Trail Upgrade City of Hoyt Lakes $1,200,000
2021-338 Arvidson Adam Above the Falls Regional Park Acquisition and Restoration Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $1,267,000
2021-339 See-Benes Britt Silver Lake Trail Improvement Project City of Virginia $1,428,000
2021-362 Skaar Kent Minnesota State Trails Development MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division $6,000,000
2021-363 Vollbrecht Lisa Highbanks Ravine Bat Habernaculum Project City of St. Cloud $1,100,000
2021-371 Skaar Kent State Parks and State Trails In-Holdings MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division $3,725,000
2021-380 Stewart Nancy Accessible Fishing Piers and Shore Fishing Areas MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division $400,000
2021-404 Dahl Bill Mesabi Trail Mckinley to Biwabik St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority $1,000,000
2021-419 Bissonette Cathy Birch Lake Recreation Area Campground City of Babbitt $750,000
2021-420 Pohlman JoAnn Crane Lake Voyageurs National Park Campground & Visitors Center Town of Crane Lake $3,600,000
2021-428 Mooney Kevin Rocori Trail Phase 3 Rocori Trail Construction Board $1,260,000
2021-434 Simonson Ryan Crow Wing County Community Natural Area Acquisition Crow Wing County $405,000
2021-442 Skaar Kent Minnesota State Trails Development MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division $994,000
2021-443 Skaar Kent Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Inholdings MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division $3,500,000
2021-444 Mularie Audrey Local Parks, Trails and Natural Areas Grant Programs MN DNR, Grants Unit $2,400,000
2021-445 Schulte Judy 2020-Private Native Prairie Conservation through Native Prairie Bank MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $2,000,000
2021-446 Forbes DJ Turning Back to Rivers: Environmental and Recreational Protection The Trust for Public Land $3,804,000
2021-453 Yavorow Matthew Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail (West Segment) Otter Tail County $2,836,000
2021-458 Monson Kjersti Early Enhancements: Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Friends of the Lock and Dam $2,800,000
G. Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 5 Proposal / Subtotal - $791,000)
2021-029 Bartosh Jeremy SW MN Single Track Trail Jackson County, Parks & Trails $190,000
2021-036 Aro Matthew A Second Life for Urban Ash Trees U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $156,000
2021-038 Langowski Harold Ely Trezona Trail / Pioneer Mine Site Restoration City of Ely $185,000
2021-222 Brand Jefferson Big Ole Bike Club Jackson County, Parks & Trails $100,000
2021-406 Williams Scott Chippewa County Acquisition, Recreation and Education Chippewa County $160,000

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