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                         Laws of Minnesota 1986 

                        CHAPTER 383-H.F.No. 628 
           An act relating to natural resources; providing for 
          conservation easements on marginal agricultural lands; 
          improving fish and wildlife habitat; requiring 
          planning for wildlife resources and habitat 
          management; creating a private match program; changing 
          the funding source for certain county payments; 
          creating new accounts in the state treasury; 
          authorizing the sale of state bonds; appropriating 
          money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, sections 
          97.49, subdivision 3; 290.431; Minnesota Statutes 1985 
          Supplement, section 88.80; proposing coding for new 
          law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 40 and 84. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  [40.40] [SHORT TITLE.] 
    Sections 2 to 15 may be cited as the "reinvest in Minnesota 
resources act of 1986." 
    Sec. 2.  [40.41] [PURPOSE AND POLICY.] 
    It is the purposes of sections 2 to 6 to keep certain 
marginal agricultural land out of crop production or pasture to 
protect soil and water quality and support fish and wildlife 
habitat.  It is state policy to encourage the retirement of 
marginal, highly erodable land, particularly land adjacent to 
public waters and drainage systems, from crop production and to 
reestablish a cover of perennial vegetation. 
    Sec. 3.  [40.42] [DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY.] The definitions in this 
section apply to sections 3 to 6. 
    Subd. 2.  [COMMISSIONER.] "Commissioner" means the 
commissioner of agriculture. 
    Subd. 3.  [CONSERVATION EASEMENT.] "Conservation easement" 
means a conservation easement as defined in section 84C.01. 
    Subd. 4.  [CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM.] "Conservation 
reserve program" means the program established under section 4. 
    Subd. 5.  [LANDOWNER.] "Landowner" means a Minnesota 
resident who owns or is a buyer under a contract for deed, of 
land that qualifies as a family farm, a family farm corporation 
or an authorized farm corporation under section 500.24, 
subdivision 2. 
    Subd. 6.  [MARGINAL AGRICULTURAL LAND.] "Marginal 
agricultural land" means land that is:  (1) composed of class 
IIIe, IVe, V, VI, VII, or VIII land as identified in the land 
capability classification system of the United States Department 
of Agriculture; or (2) similar to land described under (1) and 
identified under a land classification system selected by the 
commissioner. 
    Sec. 4.  [40.43] [CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM.] The 
commissioner of agriculture, in consultation with the 
commissioner of natural resources, shall establish and 
administer a conservation reserve program.  Selection of land 
for the conservation reserve program must be based on its 
potential for fish and wildlife production, reducing erosion, 
and protecting water quality. 
    Subd. 2.  [ELIGIBLE LAND.] Land may be placed in the 
conservation reserve program if the land: 
    (1) is marginal agricultural land, or adjacent to marginal 
agricultural land and beneficial to resource protection or 
necessary for efficient recording of the land description; 
    (2) was owned by the applicant on January 1, 1985, or for 
an application made on or after January 1, 1988, was owned by 
the applicant for at least three years before the date of 
application; 
    (3) is at least five acres in size, or is a whole field as 
defined by the United States agricultural stabilization and 
conservation service; 
    (4) is not set aside, enrolled or diverted under another 
federal or state government program; and 
    (5) was in agricultural crop production or pasture for at 
least two years during the period 1981 to 1985. 
    The eligible land of a landowner may not exceed 20 percent 
of the landowner's total acreage in the state. 
    Subd. 3.  [CONSERVATION EASEMENTS.] The commissioner may 
acquire conservation easements on eligible land.  An easement 
may be permanent or of limited duration.  An easement of limited 
duration may not be acquired if it is for a period less than ten 
years.  The negotiation and acquisition of easements authorized 
by this section are exempt from the contractual provisions of 
chapter 16B. 
    Subd. 4.  [NATURE OF PROPERTY RIGHTS ACQUIRED.] (a) A 
conservation easement must prohibit: 
    (1) alteration of wildlife habitat and other natural 
features, unless specifically approved by the commissioner;  
    (2) agricultural crop production, unless specifically 
approved by the commissioner for wildlife management purposes; 
    (3) grazing of livestock unless approved by the 
commissioner after consultation with the commissioner of natural 
resources, in the case of severe drought, or a local emergency 
declared under section 12.29; and 
    (4) spraying with chemicals or mowing, except as necessary 
to comply with noxious weed control laws or emergency control of 
pests necessary to protect public health. 
    (b) A conservation easement is subject to the terms of the 
agreement provided in subdivision 5. 
     (c) A conservation easement must allow repairs, 
improvements, and inspections necessary to maintain public 
drainage systems provided the easement area is restored to the 
condition required by the terms of the conservation easement. 
    Subd. 5.  [AGREEMENTS BY LANDOWNER.] The commissioner may 
enroll eligible land in the conservation reserve program by 
signing an agreement in recordable form with a landowner in 
which the landowner agrees: 
    (1) to convey to the state a conservation easement that is 
not subject to any prior title, lien, or encumbrance; 
    (2) to seed the land subject to the conservation easement, 
as specified in the agreement, to establish and maintain 
perennial cover of either a grass-legume mixture or native 
grasses for the term of the easement, at seeding rates 
determined by the commissioner; or to plant trees or carry out 
other long-term capital improvements approved by the 
commissioner for soil and water conservation or wildlife 
management; 
    (3) that other land supporting natural vegetation owned or 
leased as part of the same farm operation during the term of the 
easement, if it supports natural vegetation or has not been used 
in agricultural crop production or pasture, will not be 
converted to agricultural crop production or pasture; and 
    (4) to the enforcement of the agreements in this 
subdivision by an action for specific performance, a mandatory 
injunction, or for damages in an amount not to exceed the total 
amount paid by the state to the landowner under subdivision 6, 
with interest from the date of each default under the agreement. 
    Subd. 6.  [PAYMENTS FOR CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND 
ESTABLISHMENT OF COVER.] The commissioner must make the 
following payments to the landowner for the conservation 
easement and agreement: 
    (1) to establish the perennial cover or other improvements 
required by the agreement, up to $75 per acre; 
    (2) for the cost of planting trees required by the 
agreement, up to $75 per acre; 
    (3) for a permanent easement, 70 percent of the township 
average equalized estimated market value of agricultural 
property as established by the commissioner of revenue at the 
time the easement is conveyed; and 
    (4) for an easement of limited duration, 90 percent of the 
present value of the average of the acceptable bids for the 
federal conservation reserve program, as contained in Public Law 
Number 99-198, in the relevant geographic area and on bids made 
immediately prior to when the easement is conveyed.  If federal 
bid figures have not been determined for the area, or the 
federal program has been discontinued, the rate paid shall be 
determined by the commissioner. 
     The commissioner may not pay more than $50,000 to a 
landowner for all the landowner's conservation easements and 
agreements. 
    Subd. 7.  [EASEMENT RENEWAL.] When a conservation easement 
of limited duration expires, a new conservation easement and 
agreement for an additional period of ten years may be acquired 
by agreement of the commissioner and the landowner, under the 
terms of this section.  The commissioner may adjust payment 
rates as a result of renewing an agreement and conservation 
easement only after examining the condition of the established 
cover, conservation practices, and land values. 
    Sec. 5.  [40.44] [COOPERATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE; 
SUPPLEMENTAL CONSERVATION PAYMENT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [COOPERATION.] In implementing sections 2 
to 5 the commissioner must share information and cooperate with 
the department of natural resources, the pollution control 
agency, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the 
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and Soil 
Conservation Service of the United States Department of 
Agriculture, the Minnesota extension service, the University of 
Minnesota, county boards, and interested private organizations 
and individuals. 
    Subd. 2.  [TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.] The commissioners of 
agriculture and natural resources must provide necessary 
technical assistance to landowners enrolled in the conservation 
reserve program.  The commissioner of natural resources must 
provide technical advice and assistance to the commissioner on 
the form and content of the conservation easement and agreement, 
and on agronomic practices relating to the establishment and 
maintenance of permanent cover, or other conservation 
improvements.  The commissioners of agriculture and natural 
resources shall jointly prepare an informational booklet on the 
conservation reserve program and other state and federal 
programs for land acquisition, conservation, and retirement to 
be made available to eligible landowners and the general public. 
    Subd. 3.  [SUPPLEMENTAL CONSERVATION PAYMENTS.] The 
commissioner may supplement cost-share payments made under other 
programs, up to $75 an acre, to the extent of available 
appropriations other than bond proceeds.  The supplemental 
cost-share payments must be used to establish perennial cover on 
land enrolled in programs approved by the commissioner, 
including the federal conservation reserve program and federal 
and state waterbank programs. 
    Sec. 6.  [40.45] [RULEMAKING.] 
    The commissioner shall adopt rules and is authorized to 
adopt emergency rules in order to implement sections 2 to 6.  
The rules must include standards for tree planting so that 
planting does not conflict with existing electrical lines, 
telephone lines, rights-of-way, or drainage ditches. 
    Sec. 7.  [84.941] [POLICY.] 
    It is the policy of the state that fish and wildlife are 
renewable natural resources to be conserved and enhanced through 
planned scientific management, protection, and utilization. 
    Sec. 8.  [84.942] [FISH AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT 
PLAN.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [PREPARATION.] The commissioner of natural 
resources shall prepare a comprehensive fish and wildlife 
management plan designed to accomplish the policy of section 7.  
The comprehensive fish and wildlife management plan shall 
include a strategic plan as outlined in subdivision 2.  The 
strategic plan must be completed by July 1, 1986.  The 
management plan must also include the long-range and operational 
plans as described in subdivisions 3 and 4.  The management plan 
must be completed by July 1, 1988. 
    Subd. 2.  [STRATEGIC PLAN.] The strategic plan must be 
updated every six years and include: 
    (1) an issues analysis describing major fish and wildlife 
management problems; 
    (2) a description of strategies to address management 
problems; and 
    (3) an assessment of the need for additional fish and 
wildlife research facilities. 
    Subd. 3.  [LONG RANGE PLAN.] The long-range plan must be 
updated every six years and include: 
    (1) an assessment of historical, present, and projected 
demand for fish and wildlife resources; 
    (2) an assessment of the capability of fish and wildlife 
resources to meet present and future demand; 
    (3) development of a data base capable of continuous 
updating and usable as a resource management tool; and 
    (4) a statement of major goals, objectives, and policies to 
address fish and wildlife resource management issues. 
    Subd. 4.  [OPERATIONAL PLAN.] The operational plan must be 
reviewed and updated every two years.  The operational plan must 
include the following: 
    (1) a description of specific actions needed to address 
resource management issues; 
    (2) an estimate of the expenditures necessary to implement 
the management actions and a description of the sources and 
amounts of revenue available; 
    (3) a procedure to review expenditures and evaluate the 
effectiveness of the management program; and 
    (4) recommendations for additional actions necessary to 
meet fish and wildlife management needs. 
    Subd. 5.  [PUBLIC AGENCY COORDINATION.] The commissioner of 
natural resources must coordinate fish and wildlife planning 
efforts with appropriate public agencies to achieve optimum 
public benefit. 
    Subd. 6.  [PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT.] The commissioner of natural 
resources must make fish and wildlife management plans available 
for public input, review, and comment. 
    Sec. 9.  [84.943] [MINNESOTA CRITICAL HABITAT PRIVATE 
SECTOR MATCHING ACCOUNT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The Minnesota critical 
habitat private sector matching account is established as a 
separate account in the state treasury.  The account shall be 
administered by the commissioner of natural resources as 
provided in this section. 
    Subd. 2.  [FUNDING SOURCES.] The critical habitat private 
sector matching account shall consist of contributions from 
private sources and appropriations. 
    Subd. 3.  [APPROPRIATIONS MUST BE MATCHED BY PRIVATE 
FUNDS.] Appropriations to the critical habitat private sector 
matching account may be expended only to the extent that they 
are matched equally with contributions to the account from 
private sources or by funds contributed to the nongame wildlife 
management account.  The private contributions may be made in 
cash or in contributions of land or interests in land that are 
designated by the commissioner of natural resources as program 
acquisitions.  Appropriations to the account that are not 
matched within three years from the date of the appropriation 
shall cancel to the source of the appropriation.  For the 
purposes of this section, the private contributions of land or 
interests in land shall be valued in accordance with their 
appraised value. 
    Subd. 4.  [MANAGEMENT.] The critical habitat private sector 
matching account shall be managed to earn the highest interest 
compatible with prudent investment, preservation of principal, 
and reasonable liquidity.  Unless an appropriation to the 
account reverts to its original source under subdivision 3, the 
principal and interest in the account remain in the account 
until expended as provided in this section. 
    Subd. 5.  [PLEDGES AND CONTRIBUTIONS.] The commissioner of 
natural resources may accept contributions and pledges to the 
critical habitat private sector matching account.  A pledge that 
is made contingent on an appropriation is acceptable and shall 
be reported with other pledges as required in this section.  In 
the budget request for each biennium, the commissioner shall 
report the balance of contributions in the account and the 
amount that has been pledged for payment in the succeeding two 
calendar years. 
    Money in the account may be expended only for the direct 
acquisition or improvement of land or interests in land as 
provided in section 10.  To the extent of available 
appropriations other than bond proceeds, the money matched to 
the nongame wildlife management account may be used for the 
management of nongame wildlife projects as specified in section 
290.431.  Acquisition includes:  (1) purchase of land or an 
interest in land by the commissioner; or (2) acceptance by the 
commissioner of gifts of land or interests in land as program 
projects. 
    Sec. 10.  [84.944] [ACQUISITION OF CRITICAL NATURAL 
HABITAT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ACQUISITION CONSIDERATIONS.] In 
determining what critical natural habitat shall be acquired or 
improved, the commissioner shall consider: 
    (1) the significance of the land or water as existing or 
potential habitat for fish and wildlife and providing fish and 
wildlife oriented recreation; 
    (2) the significance of the land, water, or habitat 
improvement to maintain or enhance native plant, fish, or 
wildlife species designated as endangered or threatened under 
section 97.488; 
    (3) the presence of native ecological communities that are 
now uncommon or diminishing; and 
    (4) the significance of the land, water or habitat 
improvement to protect or enhance natural features within or 
contiguous to natural areas including fish spawning areas, 
wildlife management areas, scientific and natural areas, 
riparian habitat and fish and wildlife management projects. 
    Subd. 2.  [DESIGNATION OF ACQUIRED SITES.] The critical 
natural habitat acquired by the commissioner under this section 
shall be designated by the commissioner as:  (1) an outdoor 
recreation unit pursuant to section 86A.07, subdivision 3, or 
(2) as provided in section 97.48, subdivision 11, 26, or 27, 
section 101.42, subdivision 9, or section 101.475. 
     Subd. 3.  [COUNTY ACQUISITION APPROVAL.] The commissioner 
must follow the procedures under section 97.481, subdivision 2, 
for critical natural habitat acquired under this section. 
    Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 1985 Supplement, section 
88.80, is amended to read: 
    88.80 [ASPEN RECYCLING PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] The commissioner may must 
establish and accelerate an aspen recycling program to assure 
that marketable stands of aspen are available on state lands and 
may designate priority areas on state lands for aspen recycling 
providing for the betterment of public lands owned by the state 
by clearing trees which because of age, disease, pests, or other 
cause are unmarketable or increase the hazard of forest fires or 
infestation, permitting the regeneration of stands of healthy 
aspen capable of economic management, harvesting, and marketing. 
The financing of this program is determined to be a necessary 
and proper public purpose for the issuance of state bonds under 
the provisions of article XI, section 5 of the constitution 
relating to the betterment of public land, the promotion of 
reforestation, and prevention and abatement of forest fires and 
the clearing and improving of wild lands.  The program shall 
designate priority areas on state lands for aspen recycling.  
    Subd. 2.  [PILOT PROJECT.] The commissioner shall establish 
an aspen recycling program pilot project in the highest priority 
area on state lands in order to develop effective program 
procedures and practices.  With respect to the pilot project, 
the commissioner may restrict bidding on contracts for the 
cutting, removal, and disposal of aspens, and for related 
activities, to loggers and others residing in the pilot project 
area designated under the program that are financially 
distressed.  The commissioner may establish standards and 
procedures for awarding logging contracts under section 86.35, 
relating to eligibility for employment for conservation work 
projects. 
    Subd. 3.  [REPORT.] The commissioner shall report to the 
legislature by January 1, 1987 the results of the pilot project 
and a plan to recycle the overmature aspen stands of the state. 
    Sec. 12.  [84.95] [REINVEST IN MINNESOTA RESOURCES FUND.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [PROGRAM FUND; ESTABLISHMENT.] A reinvest 
in Minnesota resources fund is created as a separate fund in the 
state treasury.  The fund shall be managed to earn the highest 
interest compatible with prudent investment, preservation of 
principal, and reasonable liquidity.  The principal and interest 
attributable to the principal shall remain in the fund until 
spent.  Proceeds of state bonds issued for purposes of the fund 
shall be segregated in a special account and disbursed only for 
capital costs of the acquisition and betterment of public land 
and easements in land and improvements in land for which the 
proceeds are appropriated. 
    Subd. 2.  [PURPOSES AND EXPENDITURES.] Money from the 
reinvest in Minnesota resources fund may only be spent for the 
following fish and wildlife conservation enhancement purposes: 
    (1) development and implementation of the comprehensive 
fish and wildlife management plan under section 8; 
    (2) implementation of the conservation reserve program 
established by section 4; 
    (3) soil and water conservation practices to improve water 
quality, reduce soil erosion and crop surpluses; 
    (4) enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat on lakes, 
streams, wetlands, and public and private forest lands; 
    (5) acquisition and development of public access sites and 
recreation easements to lakes, streams, and rivers for fish and 
wildlife oriented recreation; 
    (6) matching funds with government agencies and the private 
sector for acquisition and improvement of fish and wildlife 
habitat; 
    (7) research and surveys of fish and wildlife species and 
habitat; 
    (8) enforcement of natural resource laws and regulations; 
    (9) information and education; 
    (10) implementing the aspen recycling program under section 
11; and 
    (11) necessary support services to carry out these purposes.
    Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 97.49, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  A sum equal to:  (1) 35 percent of the gross 
receipts from all special use permits and leases of lands 
acquired for public hunting grounds and game refuges, or (2) 50 
cents per acre on purchased land actually used for public 
hunting grounds and game refuges, or (3) three-quarters of one 
percent of the appraised value of purchased land actually used 
for public hunting grounds and game refuges, whichever amount is 
the greater, shall be paid out of the game and fish general fund 
annually to the county in which said lands are located, to be 
distributed by the county treasurer among the county and the 
respective towns and school districts wherein such grounds and 
refuges lie, on the same basis as if the payments were received 
as taxes on such lands, payable in the current year, but this 
provision shall not apply to state trust fund lands or any other 
state lands not purchased for game refuge and public hunting 
ground purposes.  The county's share of the proceeds shall be 
deposited in the county general revenue fund.  For the purpose 
of determining the applicability of payments pursuant to clause 
(3) above, the appraised value of the lands acquired shall be 
deemed to be the purchase or acquisition price thereof during 
the first five years following acquisition.  After the 
expiration of five years from the date of acquisition or, in the 
case of lands acquired prior to July 1, 1974, within 90 days 
after July 1, 1979, and thereafter at five year intervals, a 
current appraisal of the land shall be made by the appropriate 
county assessor, and shall govern payments.  
    Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 290.431, is 
amended to read: 
    290.431 [NONGAME WILDLIFE CHECKOFF.] 
    Every individual who files an income tax return or property 
tax refund claim form may designate on their original return 
that $1 or more shall be added to the tax or deducted from the 
refund that would otherwise be payable by or to that individual 
and paid into an account to be established for the management of 
nongame wildlife.  The commissioner of revenue shall, on the 
income tax return and the property tax refund claim form, notify 
filers of their right to designate that a portion of their tax 
or refund shall be paid into the nongame wildlife management 
account.  The sum of the amounts so designated to be paid shall 
be credited to the nongame wildlife management account for use 
by the nongame section program of the division section of 
wildlife in the department of natural resources.  All interest 
earned on money accrued in the nongame wildlife management 
account shall be credited to the account by the state 
treasurer.  The commissioner of natural resources shall submit a 
work program for each fiscal year and semi-annual progress 
reports to the legislative commission on Minnesota resources in 
the form determined by the commission.  None of the money 
provided in this section may be expended unless the commission 
has approved the work program.  
    The state pledges and agrees with all contributors to the 
nongame wildlife management account to use the funds contributed 
solely for the management of nongame wildlife projects and 
further agrees that it will not impose additional conditions or 
restrictions that will limit or otherwise restrict the ability 
of the commissioner of natural resources to use the available 
funds for the most efficient and effective management of nongame 
wildlife. 
    Sec. 15.  S.F. No. 1526, article 1, section 11, subdivision 
1, if enacted at the 1986 regular session, is amended to read: 
    Sec. 11.  [97A.061] [PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICABILITY; AMOUNT.] (a) The 
commissioner shall annually make a payment from the game and 
fish general fund to each county having public hunting areas and 
game refuges.  This section does not apply to state trust fund 
land and other state land not purchased for game refuge or 
public hunting purposes.  The payment shall be the greatest of: 
    (1) 35 percent of the gross receipts from all special use 
permits and leases of land acquired for public hunting and game 
refuges; 
    (2) 50 cents per acre on land purchased actually used for 
public hunting or game refuges; or 
    (3) three-fourths of one percent of the appraised value of 
purchased land actually used for public hunting and game refuges.
    (b) The payment must be reduced by the amount paid under 
subdivision 3 for croplands managed for wild geese.  [97.49 s. 
7] 
    (c) The appraised value is the purchase price for five 
years after acquisition.  The appraised value shall be 
determined by the county assessor every five years after 
acquisition.  [97.49 s. 3] 
    Sec. 16.  [BONDS AUTHORIZED.] 
    The commissioner of finance upon request of the governor 
shall sell and issue bonds of the state in an amount up to 
$16,000,000 in the manner, upon the terms, and with the effect 
prescribed by Minnesota Statutes, sections 16A.641 to 16A.675, 
and by the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, sections 4 to 7.  
The proceeds of the bonds, except accrued interest and any 
premium received on the sale of the bonds, must be credited to a 
bond proceeds account in the reinvest in Minnesota resources 
fund. 
    Sec. 17.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPROPRIATION TO RESOURCES FUND.] There is 
appropriated to the reinvest in Minnesota resources fund, other 
than the bond proceeds account within that fund, any money 
appropriated by law. 
    Subd. 2.  [BOND PROCEEDS APPROPRIATION.] $16,000,000 is 
appropriated from the bond proceeds account of the reinvest in 
Minnesota resources fund to the agencies and account for the 
purposes specified in this section. 
    Subd. 3.  [COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE.] $10,000,000 is 
appropriated to the commissioner of agriculture: 
(a) from the bond proceeds account of 
the reinvest in Minnesota resources 
fund for the conservation reserve 
program under section 4, to be 
available until expended                     $9,400,000 
(b) from the bond proceeds account of 
the reinvest in Minnesota resources 
fund for administration of the 
conservation reserve program under 
sections 2 to 5 to be available until 
June 30, 1987                                  $600,000 
 $500,000 of this appropriation must be 
distributed to soil and water 
conservation districts.  
 The approved complement of the 
department of agriculture is increased 
by three positions in the unclassified 
service. 
    Subd. 4.  [COMMISSIONER OF NATURAL RESOURCES.] $3,600,000 
is appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources: 
(a) from the bond proceeds account of 
the reinvest in Minnesota resources 
fund for fish and wildlife habitat 
improvements and acquisition of 
interests in land under the 
comprehensive fish and wildlife 
management plan under section 8, to be 
available until expended                     $2,500,000 
(b) from the bond proceeds account of 
the reinvest in Minnesota resources 
fund for aspen recycling under section 
12, to be available until expended           $1,000,000 
(c) from the general fund for the 
development of a fish and wildlife 
research center, to be available until 
June 30, 1987                                  $100,000 
    Subd. 5.  [CRITICAL HABITAT PRIVATE SECTOR MATCHING 
ACCOUNT.] $2,500,000 is appropriated from the bond proceeds 
account of the reinvest in Minnesota resources fund for transfer 
to the critical habitat private sector matching account 
established under section 10. 
    Sec. 18.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 to 12, 14, 16, and 17 are effective the day 
following final enactment.  Sections 13 and 15 are effective 
July 1, 1987 except if Senate File 1526 is enacted during the 
1986 regular session, section 13 is not effective. 
    Approved March 20, 1986