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M.L. 2022 ENRTF Appropriations

Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund M.L. 2022 Appropriations

On May 22, 2022, the Legislature approved 80 projects for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. Twelve of the approved projects did not go through the LCCMR proposal review process, and the scope of two projects that did go through the process was modified by the Legislature. Twenty-five LCCMR-reviewed projects that were originally included in the House or Senate version of the bill were not included in the final bill. On June 3, 2022, the 80 appropriations were signed into law by the Governor as M.L. 2022, Chapter 94, with $70,881,000 FY23 and $2,463,000 recaptured from prior fiscal years, for $73,344,000 in total appropriations.

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Topic Area Multiple FY's
Reallocated
FY2023
Trust Fund $
Total LCCMR $
Appropriated
Percentage of
Total
Appropriations
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
14 Appropriations
$0 $9,004,000 $9,004,000 12.28%
Subd. 04 Water Resources
14 Appropriations
$0 $5,783,000 $5,783,000 7.88%
Subd. 05 Environmental Education
9 Appropriations
$0 $4,269,000 $4,269,000 5.82%
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
2 Appropriations
$0 $6,404,000 $6,404,000 8.73%
Subd. 07 Air Quality, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
2 Appropriations
$0 $843,000 $843,000 1.5%
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat
11 Appropriations
$0 $11,294,000 $11,294,000 15.40%
Subd. 09 Habitat and Recreation
14 Appropriations
$2,183,000 $26,179,000 $28,362,000 38.67%
Subd. 10 Other Projects
11 Appropriations
$0 $6,973,000 $6,973,000 9.51%
Subd. 11 Administrative
1 Appropriation
$78,000 $132,000 $210,000 0.29%
Subd. 20 Transfers
1 Appropriation
$202,000 $0 $202,000 0.28%
Total Appropriations $2,463,000 $70,881,000 $73,344,000 100%


Fund Source $ Amount
FY 2023 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) $70,881,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2021 Appropriations (FY22)- estimate $78,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2018 Appropriations (FY19)- estimate $550,000
ENRTF Dollars Reallocated from 2017 Appropriations (FY18)- estimate $1,835,000
Total $ $73,344,000

Subd. (Link to Work Plan) ENRTF ID (Link to Proposal) Title Organization Project
Manager
ENRTF $
Multiple FYs
ENRTF $
FY2023
Total
ENRTF $
Appropriated
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information
(15 Appropriations - Subtotal = $9,004,000)
03a 2021-043 Improving Golden-Winged Warbler Conservation and Habitat Restoration U of MN, Duluth - NRRI Alexis Grinde $0 $197,000 $197,000
03b 2021-048 Enhancing Natural Resource Conservation Through Species Distribution Modeling MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division Holly Bernardo $0 $200,000 $200,000
03c 2021-076 Modernizing Minnesota's Digital Lake Inventory MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division Steve Kloiber $0 $787,000 $787,000
03d 2021-091 How Do Prescribed Fires Affect Native Prairie Bees? Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action at the Chicago Horticultural Society Stuart Wagenius $0 $500,000 $500,000
03e 2021-109 Status of Minnesota Blueberries and Related Berry Species U of MN, Duluth Briana Gross $0 $191,000 $191,000
03f 2021-122 Distribution and Movements of Fishers in Southern Minnesota U of MN, Duluth - NRRI Michael Joyce $0 $340,000 $340,000
03g 2021-149 Offal Wildlife Watching: How Do Hunters' Provisions Impact Scavengers? U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Joseph Bump $0 $473,000 $473,000
03h 2021-163 Land-Use and Climate Impacts on Minnesota's Whitewater River U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Andrew Wickert $0 $199,000 $199,000
03i 2021-185 Protecting Minnesota's Spruce-Fir Forests from Tree-Killing Budworm U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Brian Aukema $0 $189,000 $189,000
03j 2021-193 Restoration of Eastern Hemlock, Minnesota's Endangered Tree Species U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Andrew David $0 $199,000 $199,000
03k 2021-217 Establishing a Center for Prion Research and Outreach U of MN, College of Veterinary Medicine Peter Larsen $0 $3,877,000 $3,877,000
03l 2021-266 Sweetening the Crop: Perennial Flax for Ecosystem Benefits U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Neil Anderson $0 $490,000 $490,000
03m 2021-275 Beavers, Trees, and Climate - Increasing Floodplain Forest Resilience National Park Service, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Nancy Duncan $0 $430,000 $430,000
03n --- Chronic Wasting Disease Prion Soil Research - Legislative Addition U of MN OPEN $0 $732,000 $732,000
03o 2021-081 Strategic Framework to Guide Local Water Storage Implementation Board of Water and Soil Resources Henry Van Offelen $0 $200,000 $200,000
Subd. 03 Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information Subtotal = $0 $9,004,000 $9,004,000
Subd.04 Water Resources
(14 Appropriations - Subtotal = $5,783,000)
04a 2022-049 Methods to Destroy PFAS in Landfill Leachates U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Roger Ruan $0 $200,000 $200,000
04b 2022-087 High Temperature Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge U of MN, College of Science and Engineering Timothy LaPara $0 $208,000 $208,000
04c 2022-099 Mitigating Cyanobacterial Blooms and Toxins Using Clay-Algae Flocculation U of MN, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Judy Yang $0 $326,000 $326,000
04d 2022-103 Changing Winters and Game Fish in Minnesota Lakes U of MN, Duluth - Large Lakes Observatory Ted Ozersky $0 $238,000 $238,000
04e 2022-116 Rainy River Drivers of Lake of the Woods Algal Blooms US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center Anna Baker $0 $608,000 $608,000
04f 2022-152 Water and Climate Information to Enhance Community Resilience U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Tracy Twine $0 $564,000 $564,000
04g 2022-155 Catch and Reveal: Discovering Unknown Fish Contamination Threats U of MN, Duluth - NRRI Bridget Ulrich $0 $246,000 $246,000
04h 2022-166 Increased Intense Rain and Flooding in Minnesota's Watersheds Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station Jason Ulrich $0 $192,000 $192,000
04i 2022-224 Is the Tire Chemical 6PPDq Killing Minnesota's Fish? U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Nicholas Phelps $0 $437,000 $437,000
04j 2022-251 Mitigation Strategies for Agroplastic PFAS and Microplastic Contamination U of MN, WCROC Joel Tallaksen $0 $169,000 $169,000
04k 2022-265 Innovative Technology for PFAS Destruction in Drinking Water U of MN, Southern Research and Outreach Center Shaobo Deng $0 $445,000 $445,000
04l 2022-272 Salt Threatens Minnesota Water Quality and Fisheries Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Croix Watershed Research Station Mark Edlund $0 $1,228,000 $1,228,000
04m 2022-286 PFAS Contaminant Mitigation Using Hybrid Engineered Wetlands St. Louis County Mark St. Lawrence $0 $446,000 $446,000
04n 2022-046 Scaling a Market-Driven Water-Quality Solution for Row-Crop Farming U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Nicholas Jordan $0 $476,000 $476,000
Subd. 04 Water Resources Subtotal = $0 $5,783,000 $5,783,000
Subd. 05 Environmental Education
(9 Appropriations - Subtotal = $4,269,000)
05a 2022-026 Teacher Field School: Stewardship through Nature-Based Education Hamline University Patty Born $0 $500,000 $500,000
05b 2022-029 Increasing K-12 Student Learning to Develop Environmental Awareness, Appreciation, and Interest Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center Bryan Wood $0 $1,602,000 $1,602,000
05c 2022-066 Expanding Access to Wildlife Learning Bird by Bird MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division Alison Cariveau $0 $276,000 $276,000
05d 2022-107 Engaging a Diverse Public in Environmental Stewardship Great River Greening Amy Kilgore $0 $300,000 $300,000
05e 2022-162 Bugs Below Zero: Engaging Citizens in Winter Research U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Rebecca Swenson $0 $198,000 $198,000
05f 2022-169 ESTEP: Earth Science Teacher Education Project Minnesota Science Teachers Association Lee Schmitt $0 $495,000 $495,000
05g 2022-236 YES! Students Take Action to Complete Eco Projects Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Joseph Dunlavy $0 $199,000 $199,000
05h 2022-250 Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers MN DNR, Operational Services Division (OSD) Mimi Daniel $0 $500,000 $500,000
05i 2022-279 Diversity and Access to Wildlife-Related Opportunities U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Alexandrea Safiq $0 $199,000 $199,000
Subd. 05 Environmental Education Subtotal = $0 $4,269,000 $4,269,000
Subd.06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species
(2 Appropriations - Subtotal = $6,404,000)
06a 2022-067 Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center U of MN, MITPPC Heather Koop $0 $6,230,000 $6,230,000
06b 2022-089 Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Citizen Science Program St. Croix River Association Katie Sickmann $0 $174,000 $174,000
Subd. 06 Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Subtotal = $0 $6,404,000 $6,404,000
Subd. 07 Air Quality and Renewable Energy
(2 Appropriations - Subtotal = $843,000)
07a 2022-180 Green Solar Cells from a Minnesota Natural Resource U of MN, College of Science and Engineering Chris Leighton $0 $673,000 $673,000
07b 2022-291 Morris GHG Emissions Inventory and Mitigation Strategies City of Morris Blaine Hill $0 $170,000 $170,000
Subd. 07 Air Quality and Renewable Energy Subtotal = $0 $843,000 $843,000
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat
(11 Appropriations - Subtotal = $11,294,000)
08a 2022-006 Minnesota's Volunteer Rare Plant Conservation Corps U of MN, Landscape Arboretum David Remucal $0 $859,000 $859,000
08b 2022-034 Conservation Corps Veterans Service Corps Program Conservation Corps Minnesota Brian Miller $0 $1,339,000 $1,339,000
08c 2022-061 Creating Seed Sources of Early-Blooming Plants for Pollinators MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division Chrisina Locke $0 $200,000 $200,000
08d 2022-065 Hastings Lake Rebecca Park Area City of Hastings, Parks & Recreation Chris Jenkins $0 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
08e 2022-167 Pollinator Plantings and the Redistribution of Soil Toxins U of MN, College of Biological Sciences Emilie Snell-Rood $0 $610,000 $610,000
08f 2022-188 PFAS Fungal-Wood Chip Filtering System U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Jiwei Zhang $0 $189,000 $189,000
08g 2022-214 Phytoremediation for Extracting Deicing Salt U of MN, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Bo Hu $0 $451,000 $451,000
08h 2022-221 Mustinka River Fish and Wildlife Habitat Corridor Rehabilitation Bois de Sioux Watershed District Jamie Beyer $0 $2,692,000 $2,692,000
08i 2022-244 Bohemian Flats Savanna Restoration Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Adam Arvidson $0 $286,000 $286,000
08j 2022-260 Watershed and Forest Restoration: What a Match! Board of Water and Soil Resources Lindberg Ekola $0 $3,318,000 $3,318,000
08k 2022-142 River Habitat Restoration and Recreation in Melrose City of Melrose Colleen Winter $0 $350,000 $350,000
Subd. 08 Methods to Protect, Restore, and Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat Subtotal = $0 $11,294,000 $11,294,000
Subd. 09 Habitat and Recreation
(14 Appropriations - Subtotal = $28,362,000)
09a 2022-005 Mesabi Trail: Wahlsten Road (CR 26) to Tower St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority Bill Dahl $0 $1,307,000 $1,307,000
09b 2022-041 Environmental Learning Classroom with Trails Independent School District #712, Mountain Iron Buhl Public Schools Reggie Engebritson $0 $82,000 $82,000
09c 2022-057 Local Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas Grant Programs MN DNR, Grants Unit Audrey Mularie $0 $3,560,000 $3,560,000
09d 2022-088 St. Louis River Re-Connect City of Duluth Cliff Knettel $0 $500,000 $500,000
09e 2022-101 Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division Judy Schulte $0 $1,353,000 $1,353,000
09f 2022-111 Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Maintenance and Development MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division Shelby Kok $2,183,000 $1,600,000 $3,783,000
09g 2022-135 Minnesota State Trails Development MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division Kent Skaar $0 $7,387,000 $7,387,000
09h 2022-158 SNA Habitat Restoration and Public Engagement MN DNR, Ecological and Water Resources Division Molly Roske $0 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
09i 2022-008 The Missing Link: Gull Lake Trail, Fairview Township Fairview Township Marla Yoho $0 $1,394,000 $1,394,000
09j 2022-127 Silver Bay Multimodal Trailhead Project City of Silver Bay Lana Fralich $0 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
09k 2022-140 Brookston Campground, Boat Launch, and Outdoor Recreational Facility City of Brookston Kaycee Melin $0 $453,000 $453,000
09l 2022-143 Silver Lake Trail Connection City of Virginia Britt See-Benes $0 $727,000 $727,000
09m 2022-150 Floodwood Campground Improvement Project City of Floodwood Corinne Suonvieri $0 $816,000 $816,000
09n 2022-165 Ranier Safe Harbor/Transient Dock - Phase 2 City of Ranier Sherril Gautreaux $0 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Subd. 09 Habitat and Recreation Subtotal = $2,183,000 $26,179,000 $28,362,000
Subd. 10 Other Projects
(11 Appropriations - Subtotal = $6,973,000)
10a --- Aggregate Resource Mapping - Legislative Addition MN DNR OPEN $0 $500,000 $500,000
10b --- Leaded Gasoline Contamination Analysis - Legislative Addition City of Paynesville OPEN $0 $200,000 $200,000
10c --- Living Snow Fence Program - Legislative Addition Minnesota Department of Transportation OPEN $0 $200,000 $200,000
10d --- Forest Data Inventory - Legislative Addition MN DNR OPEN $0 $500,000 $500,000
10e --- Conservation Reserve Program State Incentives - Legislative Addition Board of Water and Soil Resources OPEN $0 $750,000 $750,000
10f --- Groundwater Storage and Recovery Datatbase - Legislative Addition MN DNR OPEN $0 $400,000 $400,000
10g --- Rural and Farmstead Ring Levees - Legislative Addition MN DNR OPEN $0 $360,000 $360,000
10h --- Replacing Failing Septic Systems to Protect Groundwater - Legislative Addition Minnesota Pollution Control Agency OPEN $0 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
10i --- Forever Green - Legislative Addition U of MN OPEN $0 $763,000 $763,000
10j --- Pig's Eye Landfill Task Force - Legislative Addition Minnesota Pollution Control Agency OPEN $0 $800,000 $800,000
10k --- Developing Markets for Continuous Living Cover Crops - Legislative Addition Minnesota Department of Agriculture OPEN $0 $500,000 $500,000
Subd. 10 Other Projects Subtotal = $0 $6,973,000 $6,973,000
Subd. 11 Administrative
(1 Appropriation - Subtotal = $210,000)
11 2022-121 Contract Agreement Reimbursement MN DNR, Grants Unit Katherine Sherman-Hoehn $78,000 $132,000 $210,000
Subd. 11 Administrative Subtotal = $78,000 $132,000 $210,000
Subd. 20 Transfers
(1 Appropriation - Subtotal = $202,000)
20a 2022-111 SEE SUBD. 09f- Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Maintenance and Development ($2,183,000) MN DNR, State Parks and Trails Division Kent Skaar --- --- ---
20b --- Emerging Issues Account Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources Becca Nash $202,000 $0 $202,000
20c 2022-121 SEE SUBD. 11 - 2022 Contract Agreement Reimbursement ($78,000) MN DNR, Grants Unit Katherine Sherman-Hoehn --- --- ---
Subd. 20 Transfers Subtotal = $202,000 $0 $202,000
Total $ = $2,463,000 $70,881,000 $73,344,000


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