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2022 ENRTF Proposals Received - by Funding Priority Topic Area

2022 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Proposals Received

As of April 2, 2021, the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) received 220 proposals requesting a total of approximately $178 million. 31 proposals withdrew after the passage of the 2020 and 2021 ENRTF appropriations, resulting in a revised total of 189 proposals requesting a total of approximately $142 million. This RFP process is for funding beginning July 1, 2021.

LCCMR reviews and evaluates all proposals against their 10 adopted evaluation criteria. On July 6, members selected 99 proposals requesting a total of approximately $106 million to invite in for a presentation before the LCCMR on July 13, 15, 20, and 27-29 in order to receive further consideration. On August 26, the LCCMR will make final selection and funding allocation decisions. These selected projects will be presented to the 2022 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 2022 Proposal & Funding Process Main Page for additional information.


Accessible version of the spreadsheet.

Print-ready list of 2022 proposals received - listed by category with project summaries (21-page PDF file).

Print-ready list of 2022 proposals received - listed by category without project summaries (14-page PDF file).

Summary and Process

Viewing Proposals

  • Click on the "ENRTF ID #" of the proposal to view the full proposal.
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Selected to Present ENRTF ID # Last Name First Name Project Title Organization $ Requested
A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(RECEIVED: 26 Proposals / Subtotal - $22,766,000)
X 2022-031 Haus Jacob Efficacy of Urban Archery Hunting to Manage Deer Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Bemidji State University $329,000
X 2022-076 Kloiber Steve Modernizing Minnesota’s Digital Lake Inventory MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $787,000
X 2022-081 Van Offelen Henry Strategic Framework to Guide Local Water Storage Implementation Board of Water and Soil Resources $220,000
X 2022-091 Wagenius Stuart How Do Prescribed Fires Affect Native Prairie Bees? Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action at the Chicago Botanic Garden $421,000
  2022-102 Anderson Pamela Public Portal for Algae Blooms in Lakes Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $846,000
  2022-106 Putzier Paul WITHDRAWN - County Groundwater Atlas ML2022 MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $1,400,000
  2022-108 Noe Ryan Walleye or Water Clarity? Evaluating Alternative Lake Futures U of MN, Humphrey School of Public Affairs $207,000
  2022-114 Grinde Alexis WITHDRAWN - EAB: Maintaining Forests and Benefits-Resubmission U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $800,000
  2022-119 Arends Heather Mapping Construction Resources for Recreation and Transportation Infrastructure MN DNR, Lands and Minerals Division $776,000
X 2022-122 Joyce Michael Distribution and Movements of Fishers in Southern Minnesota U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $347,000
  2022-123 Joyce Michael WITHDRAWN - Bobcat and Fisher Habitat Use and Interactions U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $447,000
  2022-148 Bump Joseph WITHDRAWN - Voyageurs Wolf Project - Phase II U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $694,000
X 2022-149 Bump Joseph Offal Wildlife Watching: How Do Hunters Provision Scavengers? U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $531,000
X 2022-172 Fulton David Addressing Conflict between Wild Canids and People U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $326,000
  2022-173 Lusardi Barbara WITHDRAWN - Geologic Atlases for Water Resource Management U of MN, MN Geological Survey $4,122,000
  2022-182 McCann Nicholas Determining Effectiveness of Donkeys for Nonlethal Wolf Deterrence U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $349,000
  2022-187 Forester James Mapping the Ecology of Urban and Rural Canids U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $550,000
X 2022-200 Windmuller-Campione Marcella Maximizing Lowland Conifer Ecosystem Services: Phase 2 U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $500,000
  2022-204 Shaw Ruth Healthy Prairies III: Restoring Minnesota's Prairie Plant Diversity U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $531,000
X 2022-215 Tri Andrew What’s Causing Declines in Black Bear Reproduction MN DNR, Fish and Wildlife Division $553,000
X 2022-217 Larsen Peter Establishing a Center for Prion Research and Outreach U of MN, College of Veterinary Medicine $4,356,000
X 2022-226 Carstensen Michelle Neonicotinoid Impacts on Minnesota Deer and Prairie Chickens MN DNR, Fish and Wildlife Division $1,060,000
X 2022-238 Rowe Erika Expanding the Minnesota Ecological Monitoring Network MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $800,000
X 2022-247 Whitfeld Timothy Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas - Phase 3 U of MN, Bell Museum of Natural History $593,000
X 2022-266 Anderson Neil Sweetening the Crop: Perennial Flax for Ecosystem Benefits U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $791,000
X 2022-275 Duncan Nancy Beavers, Trees and Climate - Increasing Floodplain Forest Resilience National Park Service, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area $430,000
          Subtotal $22,766,000
A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 14 Proposals / Subtotal - $2,571,000)
X 2022-043 Grinde Alexis Improving Golden-Winged Warbler Conservation and Habitat Restoration U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $197,000
  2022-045 Huberty Brian Charting Minnesota’s Future Natural Resources SharedGeo $142,000
X 2022-048 Harris Fred Enhancing Natural Resource Conservation through Species Distribution Modeling MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $200,000
  2022-068 Moen Ron Minnesota Mammal Atlas U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $116,000
  2022-069 Moen Ron Effects of Road Mortality on Minnesota Wildlife U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $183,000
X 2022-109 Gross Briana Status of Minnesota Blueberries and Relatives U of MN, Duluth $191,000
  2022-138 Stanton Daniel Moss and Lichens of Minnesota Prairies and Meadows U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $160,000
  2022-153 Bracey Annie WITHDRAWN - Conserving Black Terns and Forster's Terns in Minnesota-Resubmission U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $199,000
X 2022-163 Wickert Andrew Land-Use and Climate Impacts on Minnesota's Whitewater River U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $199,000
X 2022-185 Aukema Brian Protecting Minnesota's Spruce-Fir Forests from Tree-Killing Budworm U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $189,000
X 2022-193 David Andrew Restoration of Eastern Hemlock; Minnesota's Endangered Tree Species U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $199,000
  2022-208 Salomon Christine Characterizing Microbial Diversity of Ephemeral Minnesota Wetlands U of MN, College of Pharmacy $200,000
X 2022-225 Breidenbach Virginia Native Plant Community Data in City of Duluth Minnesota Land Trust $198,000
  2022-254 Petersen Jessica WITHDRAWN - Tools for Supporting Healthy Ecosystems and Pollinators MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $198,000
          Subtotal $2,571,000
B. Water Resources
(RECEIVED: 34 Proposals / Subtotal - $17,503,000)
X 2022-046 Jordan Nicholas Scaling A Market-Driven Water-Quality Solution for Row-Crop Farming U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $835,000
  2022-053 Ruan Roger Advanced Anaerobic Digestion for Organic Waste Utilization U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $523,000
X 2022-056 Montgomery Brandon Unsewered Area Pilot Program: NE MN Project Facilitator Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $450,000
  2022-059 Kang Peter Site Suitability for Aquifer Storage and Recovery U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $394,000
  2022-063 Groten Joel Website Development: Statewide Sediment Estimates Improves River Restoration US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center $250,000
  2022-079 Griffin Daniel Rainfall History Recovered from Old Oak Tree Rings U of MN, College of Liberal Arts $570,000
  2022-086 Baker Lawrence Can We Turn Our Cities' Green Lakes Blue? U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $632,000
X 2022-087 LaPara Timothy High Temperature Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $302,000
X 2022-095 Breneman Dan Evaluating Locally Sourced BIOCHAR for Restoring Impaired Waterbodies Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $278,000
  2022-098 Hozalski Raymond Assessing Prevalence of Brain-Eating Amoeba in Minnesota Lakes U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $487,000
X 2022-099 Yang Judy Mitigating Cyanobacterial Blooms and Toxins Using Clay-Algae Flocculation U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $366,000
X 2022-103 Ozersky Ted Changing Winters and Game Fish in Minnesota Lakes U of MN, Duluth - Large Lakes Observatory $267,000
X 2022-116 Baker Anna Rainy River Drivers of Lake-of-the-Woods Algal Blooms US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center $683,000
  2022-129 Hansen Gretchen Causes and Consequences of Lake Water Quality Change U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $397,000
  2022-141 Novak Paige Enhancing Biodegradation of Emerging Contaminants via Microbial Starvation U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $263,000
X 2022-152 Twine Tracy Water and Climate Information to Enhance Community Resilience U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $564,000
X 2022-155 Ulrich Bridget Catch and Reveal: Discovering Unknown Fish Contamination Threats U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $276,000
X 2022-164 Beck Brian Leveraging Innovations in Data Analytics for Project Implementation Minnehaha Creek Watershed District $791,000
  2022-175 Keegan Bill WITHDRAWN - Innovative PFAS Solution to Protect Minnesota Natural Resources Dem-Con $750,000
  2022-184 Penn Lee Microplastics from Paint Chips: Impact on Contaminant Transport U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $471,000
  2022-191 Cui Tianhong Solar Powered Sensor for Monitoring Pesticide in Water U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $300,000
  2022-192 Cui Tianhong Smart Purification System for Clean Drinking Water U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $352,000
  2022-201 Novak Paige WITHDRAWN - Technology for Energy-Generating Onsite Industrial Wastewater Treatment U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $352,000
  2022-206 Arnold William Mapping Pollutant Sources across Land Use Gradients U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $420,000
X 2022-218 Erickson Andy Removing CECs from Stormwater with Biofiltration U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $646,000
X 2022-224 Phelps Nicholas Is the Tire Chemical 6PPDq Killing Minnesota's Fish? U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $491,000
  2022-230 Wright Natasha WITHDRAWN - Managing Highly Saline Waste from Municipal Water Treatment U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $266,000
  2022-235 Downing John Different Causes=Different Cures for Murky Lakes U of MN, Duluth - Sea Grant $769,000
  2022-257 Sattar Junaed Automated Weed Management for Herbicide Water Runoff Reduction U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $816,000
  2022-264 Edlund Mark WITHDRAWN - Unprecedented Change Threatens Minnesota’s Pristine Lakes Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $850,000
X 2022-265 Deng Shaobo Innovative Technology for PFAS Destruction in Drinking Water U of MN, Southern Research and Outreach Center $500,000
  2022-269 Stapleton Seth WITHDRAWN - Expanding Restoration and Promoting Awareness of Native Mussels Minnesota Zoological Society $415,000
X 2022-272 Edlund Mark Salt Threatens Minnesota Water Quality and Fisheries Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $1,228,000
X 2022-286 St. Lawrence Mark Emerging PFAS Contaminant Mitigation Using Hybrid Engineered Wetlands St. Louis County $501,000
          Subtotal $17,503,000
B. Water Resources
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 11 Proposals / Subtotal - $1,892,000)
X 2022-049 Ruan Roger Destruct Per/Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Landfill Leachates U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
  2022-094 Boser Sarah Comprehensive Management Plan - Big Birch Lake Sauk River Watershed District $25,000
  2022-134 Ishii Satoshi Algal Granule Bioreactors for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
  2022-157 Luke Charlene Enhanced Protection and Preservation of Lake Fourteen Waters Lake Fourteen Clear Water Alliance (LFCWA) $136,000
X 2022-166 Ulrich Jason Increased Intense Rain and Flooding in Minnesota's Watersheds Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $192,000
  2022-213 Simon Terrence Toxic Algae Removal System Powered by Solar Energy U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $200,000
  2022-219 Herb William Big Waves and Their Impact on Lake Shorelines U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $199,000
  2022-234 Hill Craig Monitoring Wind and Boat Waves Using IoT Technology U of MN, Duluth $196,000
  2022-242 Hill Kimberly Freeze-Thaw and Flood-Drought Cycling on Streambank Erosion U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $199,000
X 2022-251 Tallaksen Joel Mitigations Strategies for Agroplastic PFAS and Microplastic Contamination U of MN, WCROC $169,000
  2022-285 Kiesling Richard Trace Metal Benchmarks for NE Minnesota Lakes US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center $176,000
          Subtotal $1,892,000
C. Environmental Education
(RECEIVED: 16 Proposals / Subtotal - $9,311,000)
  2022-007 Remucal David Cultivating Minnesota's Next Generation of Natural Heritage Protectors U of MN, Landscape Arboretum $480,000
X 2022-026 Born Patty Teacher Field School: Stewardship through Nature-Based Education Hamline University $500,000
X 2022-029 Wood Bryan Increasing K-12 Student Learning to Achieve ENRTF's Goals Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center $1,800,000
X 2022-066 Cariveau Alison Expanding Access to Wildlife Learning Bird by Bird MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $276,000
  2022-083 Thompson Seth Connecting Minnesotans to Water through Informal Environmental Education U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $445,000
  2022-084 Thompson Seth Sparking Curiosity through Hands-On Environmental Education in Minnesota U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $298,000
  2022-100 Dorn Cindy WITHDRAWN - Statewide Environmental Education via PBS Outdoor Series Pioneer Public Television $300,000
  2022-104 Gagner Alyson Illuminate the Natural World and Inspire Its Conservation YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities $492,000
X 2022-160 Hobbs Joy LCCMR Stories: Sharing Minnesota's Biggest Environmental Investment Science Museum of Minnesota $604,000
X 2022-169 Schmitt Lee ESTEP (Earth Science Teacher Education Project) Minnesota Science Teachers Association $495,000
  2022-240 Loon Deborah WITHDRAWN - Mentoring the Next Generation of Conservation Professionals Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust Inc $708,000
X 2022-241 Thompson Molly North Shore Private Forestry Outreach Education and Implementation Sugarloaf The North Shore Stewardship Association $375,000
X 2022-249 Lenczewski John Strengthening Watershed Stewardship through Outdoor Youth Education Minnesota Trout Unlimited $298,000
  2022-280 Rice Rebecca Trees for Equity Metro Blooms $598,000
  2022-282 Edmiston Julie WITHDRAWN - Minnesota Freshwater Quest: Environmental Education for 30,000 Youth Wilderness Inquiry $1,432,000
  2022-283 Cleary Pete Dodge Nature Center Naturalist for Outreach and Inclusion Dodge Nature Center $210,000
          Subtotal $9,311,000
C. Environmental Education
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 15 Proposals / Subtotal - $2,607,000)
  2022-022 Capel Paul Reaching Minnesota’s Recent Immigrant Community with Environmental Education U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $177,000
  2022-060 Zimmermann Candice Enhancing Outdoor Education and Conservation Awareness Paul Bunyan Arboretum $154,000
  2022-085 Thompson Seth Supporting Community-Based Water Conservation through Public Engagement U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $125,000
  2022-093 Heneghan Natalie Statewide Deconstruction Education Program Preservation Alliance of Minnesota d.b.a Rethos: Places Reimagined $186,000
  2022-096 Furuseth Lee Mobile Lab Science Comes to You Headwaters Science Center $134,000
X 2022-107 Kilgore Amy Engaging a Diverse Public in Environmental Stewardship Great River Greening $200,000
X 2022-162 Swenson Rebecca Bugs Below Zero: Engaging Citizens in Winter Research U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $198,000
  2022-196 Montgomery Maggie WITHDRAWN - Engaging Minnesotans with Phenology: Radio, Podcasts, Citizen Science Northern Community Radio, Inc. $198,000
  2022-210 Watkins Eric Lawn Sustainability through a Pilot Lawn Ambassador Program U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $136,000
  2022-212 Swazee Stephen Emergency Location Markers for Minnesota's Parks and Trails SharedGeo $198,000
X 2022-236 Foster Shelli-Kae YES! Students Take Action-Complete 80+ Eco Projects Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center $199,000
X 2022-250 Daniel Mimi Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers MN DNR, Operational Services Division (OSD) $182,000
X 2022-259 Caldwell Wendy Partnering for Pollinator Protection Monarch Joint Venture $123,000
X 2022-273 Pulscher MaryLynn BioBlitzes Engaging Community in Scientific Efforts Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $198,000
X 2022-279 Safiq Alexandrea Diversity and Access to Wildlife Related Opportunities U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $199,000
          Subtotal $2,607,000
D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species (RECEIVED: 6 Proposals / Subtotal - $15,376,000)
  2022-019 McClannahan Valerie WITHDRAWN - Protect Community Forests by Managing Ash for EAB MN DNR, Forestry Division $5,930,000
X 2022-067 Koop Heather Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center U of MN, MITPPC $7,000,000
  2022-186 Abrahamson Mark Noxious Weed Grants for Local Governments / Tribal Nations Minnesota Department of Agriculture $1,000,000
  2022-207 Salomon Christine WITHDRAWN - White Nose Bat Syndrome Biological Control: Phase 3 U of MN, College of Pharmacy $449,000
  2022-237 Clark Mark Evaluating Bowfishing for Invasive Carp Control U of MN, Duluth $519,000
  2022-281 Nerbonne Brian WITHDRAWN - Applying New Tools and Techniques Against Invasive Carp MN DNR, Fish and Wildlife Division $478,000
          Subtotal $15,376,000
D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 5 Proposals / Subtotal - $844,000)
X 2022-089 Sickmann Katie Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Citizen Science Program St. Croix River Association $174,000
  2022-136 Ruhland Christopher Photosynthetic Temperature Response of Parrot Feather (Myriophyllum Aquaticum) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota State University Mankato $151,000
  2022-139 Brady Valerie WITHDRAWN - How Effective and Protective are AIS Removal Methods? U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $122,000
  2022-256 Edlund Mark WITHDRAWN - Invasive Rock Snot Threatens North Shore Streams Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station $197,000
  2022-261 Sadowsky Maurice Commercialization Safe, Selective and Low-Cost Carp Piscicide MJSTI Corp. $200,000
          Subtotal $844,000
E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy (RECEIVED: 18 Proposals / Subtotal - $9,651,000)
  2022-028 Hamilton Patrick Advanced Aquifer Heat Transfer Technology for Buildings Science Museum of Minnesota $606,000
  2022-054 Ruan Roger Nitrogen Fixation and Nitrate Concentration for Land Crops U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $802,000
  2022-055 Ruan Roger Chemical and Molecular Recycling of Environmental Plastics U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $910,000
X 2022-071 Barry Brian Using Minnesota Timber to Mitigate Landfill Methane Emissions U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $1,235,000
  2022-072 Wilson David Merging lidar and Satellite Imagery for Carbon Estimation MN DNR, Forestry Division $344,000
  2022-077 Singsaas Eric Biochar Soil Amendment to Improve Urban Tree Survival U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $397,000
  2022-090 Wright Christopher Reforestation Projects for Carbon Markets U of MN, Duluth - NRRI $247,000
  2022-092 Toan Sam Reducing Greenhouse Gases through CO2 Conversion to Ethanol U of MN, Duluth $400,000
X 2022-117 Cotner James How Do Lakes Influence Minnesota's Carbon Budget? U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $499,000
  2022-177 Gerber James Pathways to Reduced Emissions while Improving Land Use U of MN, Institute on the Environment $597,000
X 2022-180 Leighton Chris Green Solar Cells from a Minnesota Natural Resource U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $756,000
  2022-190 Li Jiayu Quantify Air Exposure Levels of Different Demographic Groups U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $360,000
  2022-199 Li Jiayu Quantify On-Farm Methane Emissions with Low-Cost Sensor Networks U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $425,000
  2022-211 Watkins Eric Climate Resilient Lawns for Minnesota U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $479,000
  2022-231 Kortshagen Uwe Minnesota Renewable Energy Jobs through Technology Commercialization U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $332,000
  2022-232 Shen Lian Study of Fog in Minnesota Climate and Environment U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $340,000
  2022-239 Ferry Vivian Transparent Solar Panes for Agrivoltaics U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $404,000
  2022-252 Li Jiayu Quantify Indoor Air Quality Improvement with Air Purifiers U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $518,000
          Subtotal $9,651,000
E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 7 Proposals / Subtotal - $1,306,000)
  2022-050 Ruan Roger Remove Pollutants from Landfill Air Emissions U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
  2022-051 Ruan Roger Nitrogen Fixation from Atmosphere for Urban Hydroponics U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
  2022-052 Ruan Roger Produce Carbon Nanotube and Hydrogen from Waste Plastics U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $200,000
  2022-120 Tucker Rebecca Biochar Implementation in Habitat Restoration: Pilot Great River Greening $176,000
  2022-179 Bazurto Jannell Employing the Plant Microbiome to Protect Minnesota Plants U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $162,000
  2022-189 Sarkanen Simo Processing Biodegradable Plastics from Cloquet Pulp Mill Lignin U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $198,000
X 2022-291 Hill Blaine Morris GHG Emissions Inventory and Mitigation Strategies City of Morris $170,000
          Subtotal $1,306,000
F. Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat (RECEIVED: 27 Proposals / Subtotal - $32,218,000)
X 2022-006 Remucal David Minnesota’s Volunteer Rare Plant Conservation Corps U of MN, Landscape Arboretum $859,000
  2022-018 Smith Brittany Rare Species Habitat Restoration River Bend Nature Center $223,000
X 2022-034 Miller Brian Conservation Corps Veterans Service Corps Program Conservation Corps Minnesota $1,504,000
X 2022-047 Bruse Tanner Conservation Cooperative for Working Lands Pheasants Forever Inc $4,993,000
X 2022-058 Pederson Eric Pollinator Habitat Pilot Project at Closed Landfills Minnesota Pollution Control Agency $1,375,000
X 2022-062 Foehrenbacher Colleen Root River Habitat Restoration Project Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center $790,000
X 2022-065 Jenkins Chris Hastings Lake Rebecca Park Area City of Hastings, Parks & Recreation $2,000,000
  2022-137 Hogan Christopher Minnesota Center for Agricultural Spray Drift Reduction U of MN, College of Science and Engineering $1,090,000
X 2022-142 Winter Colleen RDB City of Melrose $1,105,000
X 2022-145 Gordon Brad Restoring Forests and Savannas Using Silvopasture- Phase 2 Great River Greening $618,000
X 2022-146 Weiss Eric Minnesota Green Schoolyards The Trust for Public Land $1,088,000
X 2022-167 Snell-Rood Emilie Pollinator Plantings and the Redistribution of Soil Toxins U of MN, College of Biological Sciences $610,000
  2022-174 Tucker Rebecca WITHDRAWN - Pollinator Central: Habitat Improvement with Citizen Monitoring Great River Greening $981,000
X 2022-181 Luokkala Lisa Mitigating the Effects of Visitor Use Patterns Superior Hiking Trail Association $485,000
  2022-209 Ferrington Leonard Winter Dynamics of Trout Streams: Southeast/Southcentral Minnesota U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $497,000
X 2022-214 Hu Bo Phytoremediation for Extracting Deicing Salt U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $507,000
X 2022-221 Beyer Jamie Mustinka River Fish and Wildlife Habitat Corridor Rehabilitation Bois de Sioux Watershed District $3,025,000
  2022-223 Yavarow Matthew Phelps Mill Wetland and Prairie Restoration Otter Tail County $792,000
  2022-233 Shen Lian Wave-Vegetation Interaction Research for Shoreline Protection and Environment U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory $300,000
X 2022-244 Arvidson Adam Bohemian Flats Savanna Restoration Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $286,000
  2022-246 Arvidson Adam Roberts Bird Sanctuary and Lyndale Gardens Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $995,000
  2022-258 Delong Michael Stream Ecosystems: Are Restorative Efforts Effective? Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Winona State University $533,000
X 2022-260 Ekola Lindberg Watershed and Forest Restoration: What a Match! Board of Water and Soil Resources $3,728,000
X 2022-267 Zentner Dave Educating and Supporting Farmers to Implement Regenerative Agriculture Izaak Walton League of America, Minnesota Division $550,000
  2022-271 Kohno Satomi Perfluorinated Pollutants and Raising Temperature Exterminate Turtles Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, St. Cloud State University $348,000
  2022-274 Arvidson Adam WITHDRAWN - Mississippi River Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Mussel Reintroduction Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $2,538,000
  2022-287 Aukema Brian WITHDRAWN - Native Eastern Larch Beetle (FY2020 pending recommendation 219-F) U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $398,000
          Subtotal $32,218,000
F. Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 12 Proposals / Subtotal - $2,183,000)
  2022-011 Blumentritt Tony Pickwick Mill Dam Repair Pickwick Mill, Inc. $197,000
X 2022-061 Ritchie Alan Seed Collection of Early-Blooming Plants for Pollinators MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $200,000
  2022-113 Jennings Carrie Water, Wildlife and Weather Friendly Funds Freshwater Society $195,000
  2022-124 Barney Brett Developing a Novel Biodegradable Plastic to Replace Polyethylene U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $172,000
X 2022-125 Arvidson Adam Connecting the Mississippi Flyway to Urban Open Space Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board $175,000
  2022-132 Swenson John Monitoring Post-Nourishment Beach Evolution on Minnesota Point U of MN, Duluth $99,000
  2022-151 Schrank Amy WITHDRAWN - Increase Golden Shiner Production To Protect Aquatic Communities U of MN, Duluth - Sea Grant $197,000
X 2022-188 Zhang Jiwei PFAS Fungal-Woodchip Filtering System U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences $189,000
  2022-205 PIrkl Anthony Lake of the Woods Angler Biosolids Feasibility Study Lake of the Woods County $195,000
  2022-216 Kaproth Matthew Shifting Savannas: Assessing Management of At-Risk Sites Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minnesota State University Mankato $194,000
  2022-248 Van Natta Steven Wetland Restoration of UMLA’s New Gateway Entry U of MN, Landscape Arboretum $174,000
  2022-293 Meagher Jen Lake Koronis Water Quality and Restoration Action Plan Koronis Lake Association $196,000
          Subtotal $2,183,000
G. Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation (RECEIVED: 25 Proposals / Subtotal - $59,278,000)
X 2022-005 Manzoline Robert Mesabi Trail: Wahlsten Road (CR 26) to Tower St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority $1,980,000
X 2022-008 Yoho Marla The Missing Link: Gull Lake Trail, Fairview Township Fairview Township, Fairview Trail North Portion - Gull Lake Trail $2,362,000
X 2022-038 Johnson Donna Redhead Mountain Bike Park Minnesota Discovery Center $1,977,000
X 2022-057 Mularie Audrey Local Parks, Trails and Natural Areas Grant Programs MN DNR, Grants Unit $4,000,000
X 2022-088 Knettel Cliff St. Louis River Re-Connect City of Duluth $2,000,000
X 2022-101 Schulte Judy Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $1,520,000
X 2022-111 Kok Shelby Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Acquisitions MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division $4,250,000
X 2022-127 Fralich Lana Silver Bay Multi-Modal Trailhead Project City of Silver Bay $3,000,000
  2022-128 Markle Jami Gateway Wildlife Management Area Pilot Project MN DNR, Fish and Wildlife Division $2,862,000
X 2022-135 Skaar Kent Minnesota State Trails Development MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division $8,300,000
X 2022-140 Melin Kaycee Brookston Campground, Boat Launch and Outdoor Recreational Facility City of Brookston $925,000
X 2022-143 See-Benes Britt Silver Lake Trail Connection City of Virginia $1,275,000
X 2022-144 Geissler John Preserving the Avon Hills with Reverse-Bidding Easements Saint Johns Arboretum and University $2,507,000
X 2022-150 Suonvieri Corinne Floodwood Campground Improvement Project City of Floodwood $1,600,000
X 2022-158 Roske Molly SNA Habitat Restoration, Public Engagement, and Protection MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division $3,110,000
X 2022-165 Gautreaux Sherril Ranier Safe Harbor/Transient Dock Phase 2 City of Ranier $2,100,000
X 2022-170 Langowski Harold Prospector ATV Trails City of Ely $1,851,000
  2022-183 Simonson Ryan WITHDRAWN - Paul M. Thiede Fire Tower Park Acquisition Crow Wing County $405,000
  2022-195 Terrill Tim WITHDRAWN - Whiskey Creek and Mississippi River Water Quality, Habitat Mississippi Headwaters Board $500,000
  2022-222 Yavarow Matthew WITHDRAWN - Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail (West Segment) Otter Tail County $2,836,000
X 2022-253 Jacobson Jeff City of Biwabik Recreation Area City of Biwabik $1,414,000
  2022-262 Arvidson Adam WITHDRAWN - Above the Falls Regional Park Acquisition and Restoration Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board 950,000
  2022-263 Forbes DJ WITHDRAWN - Turning Back to Rivers: Environmental and Recreation Protection The Trust for Public Land $3,804,000
  2022-276 Monson Kjersti WITHDRAWN - Early Enhancements: Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Friends of the Lock and Dam $2,800,000
  2022-292 Welle Ron Brooten Land Acquisition Midwest Outdoors Unlimited $950,000
          Subtotal $59,278,000
G. Land Acquisition for Habitat and Recreation
H. Proposals seeking $200,000 or less in funding (RECEIVED: 3 Proposals / Subtotal - $460,000)
X 2022-027 Otremba Bob Pierz Park and Campground Expansion Project City of Pierz $200,000
X 2022-041 Engebritson Reggie Environmental Learning Classroom with Trails Independent School District #712, Mountain Iron Buhl Public Schools $82,000
  2022-074 Langowski Harold Pioneer Mine Site Restoration/Trezona Trail Preservation City of Ely $178,000
          Subtotal $460,000
I. Administration (RECEIVED: 1 Proposal / Subtotal - $210,000)
X 2022-121 Sherman-Hoehn Katherine ML 2022 Contract Agreement Reimbursement MN DNR, Grants Unit $210,000
          Subtotal $210,000
          Total $178,176,000

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