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HF 3438

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/22/2022 06:59pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to legacy; appropriating money from the outdoor heritage fund; modifying
reports for the clean water fund; modifying appropriations for the clean water fund,
parks and trails fund, and arts and cultural heritage fund; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 114D.30, subdivision 7; Laws 2019, First Special Session
chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4; Laws 2021, First Special Session
chapter 1, article 3, section 7.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this act. The appropriations are from the outdoor heritage
fund for the fiscal year indicated for each purpose. The figures "2022" and "2023" used in
this act mean that the appropriations listed under the figure are available for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2022, and June 30, 2023, respectively. The "first year" is fiscal year 2022.
The "second year" is fiscal year 2023. The "biennium" is fiscal years 2022 and 2023. The
appropriations in this act are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginOUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 0
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 159,049,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the outdoor heritage
fund. The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prairies
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 35,033,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area
Program, Phase XIV
new text end

new text begin $5,660,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever to acquire
in fee and restore and enhance lands for
wildlife management area purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8. Subject to evaluation criteria
in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) RIM Grasslands Reserve, Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $4,536,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance grassland habitat under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 103F.501 to
103F.531. Of this amount, up to $73,000 is to
establish a monitoring and enforcement fund
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (c) Prairie Chicken Habitat Partnership of the
Southern Red River Valley, Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $4,440,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
cooperation with the Minnesota Prairie
Chicken Society, to acquire land in fee and
restore and enhance lands within the southern
Red River Valley for wildlife management
purposes under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8, or lands to be
designated and managed as waterfowl
production areas in Minnesota, in cooperation
with the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service. Subject to evaluation criteria in
Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Minnesota Prairie Recovery Program, Phase
XII
new text end

new text begin $4,512,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy to
acquire land in fee and restore and enhance
native prairie, grasslands, wetlands, and
savanna. Subject to evaluation criteria in
Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. Annual
income statements and balance sheets for
income and expenses from land acquired with
this appropriation must be submitted to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council no
later than 180 days following the close of The
Nature Conservancy's fiscal year. A list of
proposed land acquisitions, restorations, and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan and must be
consistent with the priorities identified in the
Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Enhanced Public Land - Open Landscapes,
Phase II
new text end

new text begin $2,557,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
cooperation with the Minnesota Sharp-Tailed
Grouse Society, to acquire land in fee under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, and restore and enhance lands
for wildlife management purposes. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) RIM Buffers for Wildlife and Water, Phase
X
new text end

new text begin $4,392,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and restore
habitat under Minnesota Statutes, section
103F.515, to protect, restore, and enhance
habitat by expanding the riparian buffer
program under the clean water fund for
additional wildlife benefits from buffers on
private land. Of this amount, up to $111,000
is to establish a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (g) Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife
Refuge Land Acquisition, Phase XIII
new text end

new text begin $3,870,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy, in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, to acquire land in fee or
permanent conservation easements and restore
and enhance lands within the Northern
Tallgrass Prairie Habitat Preservation Area in
western Minnesota for addition to the Northern
Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.
Subject to evaluation criteria in Minnesota
Rules, part 6136.0900, priority must be given
to acquiring lands that are eligible for the
native prairie bank under Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.96, or lands adjacent to protected
native prairie. A list of proposed land
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan and must be
consistent with the priorities in the Minnesota
Prairie Conservation Plan
.
new text end

new text begin (h) Martin County DNR WMA Acquisition,
Phase VI
new text end

new text begin $1,978,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and restore
and enhance strategic prairie grassland,
wetland, and other wildlife habitat in Martin
and Watonwan Counties for wildlife
management area purposes under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8, as
follows: $1,512,000 to Fox Lake Conservation
League, Inc.; $417,000 to Ducks Unlimited;
and $49,000 to The Conservation Fund. A list
of proposed acquisitions must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) DNR Grassland Enhancement, Phase XIV
new text end

new text begin $3,088,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to
accelerate the restoration and enhancement of
prairies, grasslands, and savannas in wildlife
management areas, in scientific and natural
areas, in aquatic management areas, on lands
in the native prairie bank, in bluff prairies on
state forest land in southeastern Minnesota,
and in waterfowl production areas and refuge
lands of the United States Fish and Wildlife
Service. A list of proposed land restorations
and enhancements must be provided as part
of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Forests
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 13,261,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Minnesota Forest Recovery Project, Phase
II
new text end

new text begin $4,585,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Nature Conservancy in
cooperation with the Department of Natural
Resources and Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and restore and enhance degraded forests in
Beltrami, Cass, Cook, Itasca, Lake,
Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties. Of this
amount, up to $179,000 is to the easement
holder to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed permanent conservation
easements, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape Protection
Program ACUB, Phase X
new text end

new text begin $2,983,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources, in cooperation with
the Morrison County Soil and Water
Conservation District, to acquire permanent
conservation easements and restore and
enhance forest wildlife habitat within the
boundaries of the Minnesota National Guard
Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape and Army
Compatible Use Buffer. Up to $189,000 to the
Board of Water and Soil Resources is to
establish a monitoring and enforcement fund
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota Forests for the Future, Phase IX
new text end

new text begin $2,501,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
lands in conservation easements and to restore
and enhance forests, wetlands, and shoreline
habitat through working forest permanent
conservation easements under the Minnesota
forests for the future program according to
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.66. A
conservation easement acquired with money
appropriated under this paragraph must
comply with Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 13. The accomplishment
plan must include an easement monitoring and
enforcement plan. Of this amount, up to
$220,000 is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed land acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (d) Big Woods Protection at Stieg Woods
new text end

new text begin $1,020,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the city of Rogers to acquire
land in fee and restore and enhance forest
habitat for wildlife in Hennepin County. A list
of proposed acquisitions, restorations, and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) DNR Forest Habitat Enhancement, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $2,172,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance wildlife habitat within the
northern forest region in wildlife management
areas, scientific and natural areas, aquatic
management areas, and state forests. A list of
proposed land restorations and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Wetlands
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 26,771,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area
Acquisition Program, Phase XIV
new text end

new text begin $5,537,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Pheasants Forever, in
cooperation with the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service, to acquire land in fee and
restore and enhance wetlands and grasslands
to be designated and managed as waterfowl
production areas in Minnesota. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Wetland Habitat Protection and Restoration
Program, Phase VII
new text end

new text begin $3,330,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and restore and enhance prairie, wetland, and
other habitat on permanently protected
conservation easements within high-priority
wetland habitat complexes in the prairie and
forest/prairie transition regions. Of this
amount, up to $240,000 is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund, as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed
conservation easement acquisitions,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Wild-Rice Shoreland Protection, Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $1,470,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements on
wild-rice lake shoreland habitat for native
wild-rice bed protection. Of this amount, up
to $91,000 is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of permanent conservation easements must
be provided as part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (d) Shallow Lake and Wetland Protection and
Restoration Program, Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $4,779,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to acquire
land in fee for wildlife management purposes
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, and to restore and enhance
prairie lands, wetlands, and land buffering
shallow lakes. A list of proposed acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) RIM Wetlands, Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $4,199,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and to
restore wetlands and native grassland habitat
under Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515.
Of this amount, up to $78,000 is to establish
a monitoring and enforcement fund as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of permanent
conservation easements must be provided as
part of the final report.
new text end

new text begin (f) Living Shallow Lake Enhancement and
Wetland Restoration Initiative, Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $5,155,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Ducks Unlimited to restore
and enhance shallow lakes and wetlands on
public lands and wetlands under permanent
conservation easement for wildlife
management. A list of proposed shallow lake
enhancements and wetland restorations must
be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland
Enhancement, Phase XIV
new text end

new text begin $2,301,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to enhance
and restore shallow lakes and wetland habitat
statewide. A list of proposed shallow lake and
wetland restorations and enhancements must
be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Habitats
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 83,361,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Dakota County Habitat
Protection/Restoration, Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $6,066,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Dakota County to acquire
permanent conservation easements and land
in fee and to restore and enhance riparian and
other wildlife habitats in Dakota County. A
list of proposed land acquisitions and
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Integrating Habitat and Clean Water
new text end

new text begin $2,358,000 the second year is to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and restore
and enhance wildlife habitat identified in One
Watershed, One Plan for stacked benefit to
wildlife and clean water. Up to $65,000 of the
total amount is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17. A
list of proposed acquisitions must be included
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Protecting Coldwater Fisheries on
Minnesota's North Shore, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $3,395,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance wildlife habitat in
priority coldwater tributaries to Lake Superior.
Of this amount, up to $240,000 is to establish
a monitoring and enforcement fund as
approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
conservation easement acquisitions,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (d) Southeast Minnesota Protection and
Restoration, Phase X
new text end

new text begin $5,358,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements as follows: (1) $1,817,000 to The
Nature Conservancy to acquire lands in fee
for wildlife management under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8; for
scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5; for
state forests under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 7; and for aquatic
management areas under Minnesota Statutes,
section 86A.05, subdivision 14, and to restore
and enhance wildlife habitat; (2) $1,430,000
to The Trust for Public Land to acquire lands
in fee for wildlife management under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8; for scientific and natural areas
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 5; for state forests under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 7; and for aquatic management
areas under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 14; and (3) $2,111,000
to Minnesota Land Trust to acquire permanent
conservation easements and to restore and
enhance wildlife habitat, of which $216,000
is to establish a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
land acquisitions must be provided as part of
the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (e) Mississippi Headwaters Habitat Corridor
Project, Phase VII
new text end

new text begin $5,465,000 the second year is to acquire lands
in fee and permanent conservation easements
and to restore wildlife habitat in the
Mississippi headwaters. Of this amount, (1)
$3,814,000 is to the commissioner of natural
resources for agreements as follows: $54,000
is to the Mississippi Headwaters Board and
$3,760,000 is to The Trust for Public Land;
and (2) $1,651,000 is to the Board of Water
and Soil Resources, of which up to $150,000
is to establish a monitoring and enforcement
fund as approved in the accomplishment plan
and subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
acquisitions must be included as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (f) Shell Rock River Watershed Habitat
Restoration Program, Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $1,438,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Shell Rock River
Watershed District to acquire land in fee and
to restore and enhance habitat in the Shell
Rock River watershed. A list of proposed
acquisitions, restorations, and enhancements
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (g) DNR Wildlife Management Area and
Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition, Phase
XIV
new text end

new text begin $1,426,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
in fee and restore and enhance lands for
wildlife management purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 8, and to acquire land in fee for
scientific and natural area purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 5. Subject to evaluation criteria
in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900, priority
must be given to acquiring lands that are
eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (h) Cannon River Watershed Habitat
Restoration and Protection Program, Phase XI
new text end

new text begin $2,636,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with The Trust for Public Land, in
cooperation with Great River Greening and
Clean River Partners, to acquire lands in fee
in the Cannon River watershed for wildlife
management under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 8; to acquire lands in fee
for aquatic management purposes under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 14; to acquire lands in fee for
scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5; to
acquire lands in fee for state forests under
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 7; to acquire lands in fee for
county forests or natural areas; and to restore
and enhance lands in the Cannon River
watershed. Of this amount, $1,651,000 is to
The Trust for Public Land; $828,000 is to
Great River Greening; and $157,000 is to
Clean River Partners. Subject to evaluation
criteria in Minnesota Rules, part 6136.0900,
priority must be given to acquiring lands that
are eligible for the native prairie bank under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, or lands
adjacent to protected native prairie. A list of
proposed land acquisitions and restorations
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (i) Washington County Habitat Protection and
Restoration Partnership
new text end

new text begin $4,288,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire permanent conservation
easements and to restore and enhance wildlife
habitat on public lands and easements in
Washington County as follows: $968,000 is
to Washington County and $3,320,000 is to
Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to
$288,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is to
establish monitoring and enforcement funds
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of proposed
permanent conservation easements,
restorations, and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (j) Metro Big Rivers, Phase XII
new text end

new text begin $8,200,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance natural habitat systems
associated with the Mississippi, Minnesota,
and St. Croix Rivers and their tributaries
within the metropolitan area as follows:
$1,100,000 to Minnesota Valley National
Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.; $643,000 to
Friends of the Mississippi River; $742,000 to
Great River Greening; $2,927,000 to Trust for
Public Land; and $2,788,000 to Minnesota
Land Trust, of which up to $216,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of proposed land
acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (k) St. Croix Watershed Habitat Protection and
Restoration, Phase III
new text end

new text begin $3,704,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements as follows: (1) $1,449,000 to The
Trust for Public Land to acquire land in fee;
(2) $2,160,000 to Minnesota Land Trust to
acquire permanent conservation easements
and to restore and enhance natural habitat
systems in the St. Croix River watershed. Of
this amount, up to $192,000 to Minnesota
Land Trust is to establish a monitoring and
enforcement fund as approved in the
accomplishment plan and subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 97A.056, subdivision 17; and
(3) $95,000 to the Wild Rivers Conservancy
to coordinate and administer the program
under this paragraph. A list of proposed land
acquisitions and permanent conservation
easements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (l) Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic
North Central Minnesota Lakes, Phase VIII
new text end

new text begin $4,536,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire land in fee and
permanent conservation easements and to
restore and enhance wildlife habitat to sustain
healthy fish habitat on coldwater lakes in
Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, and Hubbard
Counties as follows: $1,853,000 to Northern
Waters Land Trust; and $2,683,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust, of which up to
$216,000 to Minnesota Land Trust is to
establish a monitoring and enforcement fund
as approved in the accomplishment plan and
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.056, subdivision 17. A list of acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (m) Sauk River Watershed Habitat Protection
and Restoration, Phase IV
new text end

new text begin $4,091,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agreements to acquire lands in fee and
permanent conservation easements and restore
and enhance wildlife habitat in the Sauk River
watershed as follows: $1,601,000 to Sauk
River Watershed District; $1,245,000 to
Pheasants Forever; and $1,245,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust. Up to $192,000 to
Minnesota Land Trust is to establish a
monitoring and enforcement fund as approved
in the accomplishment plan and subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 17. A list of acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (n) DNR Aquatic Habitat Restoration and
Enhancement, Phase V
new text end

new text begin $5,177,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance aquatic habitat in degraded
streams and aquatic management areas and to
facilitate fish passage. A list of proposed land
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (o) Klondike Clean Water Retention Project,
Phase II
new text end

new text begin $988,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Two Rivers Watershed District
to construct a multipurpose water
impoundment project in Kittson and Roseau
Counties to provide fish and wildlife habitat.
A list of restoration and enhancement projects
must be provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (p) Buffalo River Watershed Stream Habitat
Program, Phase II
new text end

new text begin $2,407,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Buffalo-Red River
Watershed District to restore and enhance
aquatic and upland habitat associated with the
Buffalo River and tributaries in the Buffalo
River watershed. A list of proposed
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (q) St. Louis River Restoration Initiative, Phase
IX
new text end

new text begin $4,916,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance priority aquatic, riparian, and
forest habitats in the St. Louis River estuary.
Of this amount, up to $964,000 is for an
agreement with Minnesota Land Trust. A list
of proposed restorations must be provided as
part of the required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (r) DNR Fish Passage Enhancement through
Targeted Culvert Replacement, Phase I
new text end

new text begin $852,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
and enhance fish passage in coldwater streams
through targeted culvert replacement in Lake
County. A list of proposed restorations and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (s) Restoring and Enhancing Minnesota's
Important Bird Areas, Phase III
new text end

new text begin $2,140,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Audubon Minnesota to restore
and enhance wildlife habitat within important
bird areas in northwestern Minnesota or
Minnesota Prairie Conservation Plan Priority
areas. A list of proposed land restorations and
enhancements must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (t) Enhance Metro and North Shore Trout
Stream Habitats
new text end

new text begin $1,158,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Trout Unlimited to restore and
enhance habitat for trout and other species in
and along coldwater rivers, lakes, and streams
in the metro, North Shore, and southeast
regions of Minnesota. A list of proposed
restorations and enhancements must be
provided as part of the required
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (u) Daylighting Phalen Creek
new text end

new text begin $3,312,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Lower Phalen Creek
Project to restore and enhance priority aquatic
and riparian habitats associated with Phalen
Creek in St. Paul. A list of proposed
restorations must be provided as part of the
required accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (v) Conservation Partners Legacy Grant
Program: Statewide and Metro Habitat, Phase
XIV
new text end

new text begin $9,450,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for a
program to provide competitive matching
grants of up to $500,000 to local, regional,
state, and national organizations for enhancing,
restoring, or protecting forests, wetlands,
prairies, or habitat for fish, game, or wildlife
in Minnesota. Of this amount, at least
$2,500,000 is for grants in the seven-county
metropolitan area and cities with a population
of 50,000 or greater. Grants must not be made
for activities required to fulfill the duties of
owners of lands subject to conservation
easements. Grants must not be made from the
appropriation in this paragraph for projects
that have a total project cost exceeding
$1,000,000. Of the total appropriation,
$450,000 may be spent for personnel costs
and other direct and necessary administrative
costs. Grantees may acquire land or interests
in land. Easements must be permanent. Grants
may not be used to establish easement
stewardship accounts. Land acquired in fee
must be open to hunting and fishing during
the open season unless otherwise provided by
law. The program must require a match of at
least ten percent from nonstate sources for all
grants. The match may be cash or in-kind
resources. For grant applications of $25,000
or less, the commissioner must provide a
separate, simplified application process.
Subject to Minnesota Statutes, the
commissioner of natural resources must, when
evaluating projects of equal value, give
priority to organizations that have a history of
receiving, or a charter to receive, private
contributions for local conservation or habitat
projects. For grant requests to acquire land in
fee or a conservation easement, the
commissioner must give priority to projects
associated with or within one mile of existing
wildlife management areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 8;
scientific and natural areas under Minnesota
Statutes, sections 84.033 and 86A.05,
subdivision 5; or aquatic management areas
under Minnesota Statutes, sections 86A.05,
subdivision 14, and 97C.02. All restoration or
enhancement projects must be on land
permanently protected by a permanent
covenant ensuring perpetual maintenance and
protection of restored and enhanced habitat,
by a conservation easement or public
ownership, or in public waters as defined in
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.005,
subdivision 15. Priority must be given to
restoration and enhancement projects on public
lands. Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 13, applies to grants awarded
under this paragraph. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2026. No less than five
percent of the amount of each grant must be
held back from reimbursement until the grant
recipient has completed a grant
accomplishment report by the deadline and in
the form prescribed by and satisfactory to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. The
commissioner must provide notice of the grant
program in the summary of game and fish law
prepared under Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.051, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 623,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Contract Management
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for contract
management duties assigned in this section.
The commissioner must provide an
accomplishment plan in the form specified by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
on expending this appropriation. The
accomplishment plan must include a copy of
the grant contract template and reimbursement
manual. No money may be expended before
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
approves the accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Technical Evaluation Panel
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for a
technical evaluation panel to conduct up to 25
restoration and enhancement evaluations under
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.056,
subdivision 10.
new text end

new text begin (c) Initial Development Plan Coordinator
new text end

new text begin $123,000 the second year is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
initial development plan coordinator position
to coordinate, manage, and report on the initial
development, restoration, and enhancement
of fee title acquisitions in wildlife management
areas and aquatic management areas that were
acquired with money from the outdoor
heritage fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Availability of Appropriation
new text end

new text begin (a) Money appropriated in this section may
not be spent on activities unless they are
directly related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation and are specified in the
accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Money appropriated in this section must not
be spent on indirect costs or other institutional
overhead charges that are not directly related
to and necessary for a specific appropriation.
Money appropriated to acquire land in fee may
be used to restore, enhance, and provide for
public use of the land acquired with the
appropriation. Public-use facilities must have
a minimal impact on habitat in acquired lands.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money appropriated in this section is
available as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) money appropriated for acquiring real
property is available until June 30, 2026;
new text end

new text begin (2) money appropriated for restoring and
enhancing land acquired with an appropriation
in this act is available for four years after the
acquisition date with a maximum end date of
June 30, 2030;
new text end

new text begin (3) money appropriated for restoring or
enhancing other land is available until June
30, 2027;
new text end

new text begin (4) notwithstanding clauses (1) to (3), money
appropriated for a project that receives at least
15 percent of its funding from federal funds
is available until a date sufficient to match the
availability of federal funding to a maximum
of six years if the federal funding was
confirmed and included in the original
approved draft accomplishment plan; and
new text end

new text begin (5) money appropriated for other projects is
available until the end of the fiscal year in
which it is appropriated.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Payment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures
new text end

new text begin All agreements referred to in this section must
be administered on a reimbursement basis
unless otherwise provided in this section.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.41, expenditures directly related to each
appropriation's purpose made on or after July
1, 2022, or the date of accomplishment plan
approval, whichever is later, are eligible for
reimbursement unless otherwise provided in
this section. For the purposes of administering
appropriations and legislatively authorized
agreements paid out of the outdoor heritage
fund, an expense must be considered
reimbursable by the administering agency
when the recipient presents the agency with
an invoice or binding agreement with the
landowner and the recipient attests that the
goods have been received or the landowner
agreement is binding. Periodic reimbursement
must be made upon receiving documentation
that the items articulated in the
accomplishment plan approved by the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council have
been achieved, including partial achievements
as evidenced by progress reports approved by
the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.
Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
projects to accommodate cash flow needs,
support future management of acquired lands,
or match a federal share. The advances must
be approved as part of the accomplishment
plan. Capital equipment expenditures for
specific items in excess of $10,000 must be
itemized in and approved as part of the
accomplishment plan.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Mapping
new text end

new text begin Each direct recipient of money appropriated
in this section, as well as each recipient of a
grant awarded pursuant to this section, must
provide geographic information to the
Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council for
mapping of any lands acquired in fee with
funds appropriated in this section and open to
the public taking of fish and game. The
commissioner of natural resources must
include the lands acquired in fee with money
appropriated in this section on maps showing
public recreation opportunities. Maps must
include information on and acknowledgment
of the outdoor heritage fund, including a
notation of any restrictions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Carryforwards
new text end

new text begin (a) The availability of the appropriation for
Laws 2018, chapter 208, section 2, subdivision
5, paragraph (n), for Buffalo River Watershed
Stream Habitat Program, is extended to June
30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (b) The availability of the appropriation for
Laws 2017, chapter 91, section 2, subdivision
3, paragraph (a), for Carnelian Creek
Conservation Corridor, is extended to June
30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (c) The availability of the appropriation for
Laws 2020, chapter 104, article 1, section 2,
subdivision 5, paragraph (d), for Fisheries
Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central
Minnesota Lakes - Phase VI, is extended to
June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 10 is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

CLEAN WATER FUND

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 114D.30, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

deleted text beginBiennial Reportdeleted text endnew text begin Reportsnew text end to legislature.

new text begin(a) new text endBy deleted text beginDecember 1 ofdeleted text endnew text begin January 15new text end
each deleted text begineven-numbereddeleted text endnew text begin odd-numberednew text end year, the council deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end submit a report to the
legislature on the activities for which money has been or will be spent for the current
biennium, the activities for which money is recommended to be spent in the next biennium,
and the impact on economic development of the implementation of efforts to protect and
restore groundwater and the impaired waters program. deleted text beginThe report due on December 1, 2014,
must include an evaluation of the progress made through June 30, 2014, in implementing
this chapter and the provisions of article XI, section 15, of the Minnesota Constitution
relating to clean water, the need for funding of future implementation, and recommendations
for the sources of funding.
deleted text end

new text begin (b) By January 15 each even-numbered year, the council may submit to the legislature
supplemental recommendations on the manner in which money from the clean water fund
should be appropriated in the next fiscal year.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginVOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK GRANT; EXTENSION.
new text end

new text begin The portion of the appropriation from the clean water fund in Laws 2017, chapter 91,
article 2, section 5, paragraph (i), granted to St. Louis County for the Ash River sanitary
sewer collection and treatment facility planning project is available until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

PARKS AND TRAILS FUND

Section 1.

Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter 1, article 3, section 7, is amended to
read:


Sec. 7. COORDINATION AND PROJECTS; EXTENSION.

The portion of the appropriation in Laws 2017, chapter 91, article 3, section 3, paragraph
(e), from the parks and trails fund for coordination and projects between the department,
the Metropolitan Council, and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission;
enhanced web-based information for park and trail users; and support of activities of the
Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee is available until June 30, deleted text begin2022deleted text endnew text begin 2024new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPARKS AND TRAILS COORDINATION; EXTENSION.
new text end

new text begin The appropriation in Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 2, article 3, section 3,
paragraph (e), from the parks and trails fund for coordination and projects between the
Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council, and the Greater Minnesota
Regional Parks and Trails Commission; enhanced web-based information for park and trail
users; and support of activities of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee is
available until June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginCITY OF CROOKSTON GRANT; EXTENSION.
new text end

new text begin The availability of the grant to the city of Crookston for the Central Park project from
the fiscal year 2020 parks and trails fund appropriation under Laws 2019, First Special
Session chapter 2, article 3, section 3, paragraph (b), is extended to June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND

Section 1.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 4,
is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Minnesota Historical Society

15,572,000
17,383,000

(a) These amounts are appropriated to the
governing board of the Minnesota Historical
Society to preserve and enhance access to
Minnesota's history and its cultural and
historical resources. Grant agreements entered
into by the Minnesota Historical Society and
other recipients of appropriations in this
subdivision must ensure that these funds are
used to supplement and not substitute for
traditional sources of funding. Funds directly
appropriated to the Minnesota Historical
Society must be used to supplement and not
substitute for traditional sources of funding.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, for historic preservation projects that
improve historic structures, the amounts are
available until June 30, 2023. The Minnesota
Historical Society or grant recipients of the
Minnesota Historical Society using arts and
cultural heritage funds under this subdivision
must give consideration to Conservation Corps
Minnesota and Northern Bedrock Historic
Preservation Corps, or an organization
carrying out similar work, for projects with
the potential to need historic preservation
services.new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, or any other law to the
contrary, the availability of any appropriation
or grant of money from this subdivision that
would not otherwise cancel, lapse, or expire
on or before June 30, 2022, is extended to June
30, 2023.
new text end

(b) Historical Grants and Programs
(1) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants

$5,846,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $7,004,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for statewide historic
and cultural grants to local, county, regional,
or other historical or cultural organizations or
for activities to preserve significant historic
and cultural resources. Money must be
distributed through a competitive grant
process. The Minnesota Historical Society
must administer the money using established
grant mechanisms, with assistance from the
advisory committee created under Laws 2009,
chapter 172, article 4, section 2, subdivision
4, paragraph (b), item (ii).

(2) Statewide History Programs

$5,846,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $7,004,000
in fiscal year 2021 are for historic and cultural
programs and purposes related to the heritage
of the state. Of this amount, $250,000 each
year must be used by the Minnesota Historical
Society to either produce or purchase and to
distribute a book to engage and educate
elementary school students on Minnesota's
natural resources, legacy, culture, and history.
The book should be made available for free
to educators and libraries and through state
historical society sites to provide to a targeted
grade of elementary school students.

(3) History Partnerships

$2,500,000 each year is for history
partnerships involving multiple organizations,
which may include the Minnesota Historical
Society, to preserve and enhance access to
Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in
all regions of the state.

(4) Statewide Survey of Historical and
Archaeological Sites

$500,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 in
fiscal year 2021 are for one or more contracts
to be competitively awarded to conduct
statewide surveys or investigations of
Minnesota's sites of historical, archaeological,
and cultural significance. Results of the
surveys or investigations must be published
in a searchable form and available to the
public on a cost-free basis. The Minnesota
Historical Society, the Office of the State
Archaeologist, the Indian Affairs Council, and
the State Historic Preservation Office must
each appoint a representative to an oversight
board to select contractors and direct the
conduct of the surveys or investigations. The
oversight board must consult with the
Department of Transportation and Department
of Natural Resources.

(5) Digital Library

$375,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $375,000 in
fiscal year 2021 are for a digital library project
to preserve, digitize, and share Minnesota
images, documents, and historical materials.
The Minnesota Historical Society must
cooperate with the Minitex interlibrary loan
system and must jointly share this
appropriation for these purposes.

(6) Grants

$200,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Minnesota Military Museum to create and
conduct a statewide story-sharing program to
honor the distinct service of post-9/11 veterans
in anticipation of the 2021 anniversary.

$115,000 the first year is for a grant to the
Minnesota Military Museum to care for,
catalog, and display the recently acquired
collection of the personal and professional
effects belonging to General John W. Vessey,
Minnesota's most decorated veteran.

$40,000 the first year is for a grant to the Isanti
County Historical Society to relocate, update,
and preserve the Moody School and the
Grandy Union Church.

$150,000 the first year is for a grant to the
commissioner of natural resources to maintain
the history of the Grindstone River Dam at
Hinckley.

Any unencumbered balance remaining under
this subdivision the first year does not cancel
but is available the second year.

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