Accelerating State Trail Resource Management

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$246,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$154,000
Source: 
Parks & Trails Fund
Status: 
Complete
Start Date: 
July 2010
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2 (2)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$246,000
Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2 (2)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$154,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
Resource inventories, invasive species control, native plant community restoration and prescribed burning on 920 acres of Minnesota State Trail lands.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
88% of the target acreage has been met and the division fully anticipates that the target will be reached by the end of FY 2011.

Project Overview

This project will restore and manage native prairies and woodlands, including removal of invasive species along at least six percent of the developed miles of state trails

About the Issue

Resource management on state trails has been sporadic over the past several years because it was dependent on the use of infrequent project dollars. Legacy monies are the first stable funding for resource management on state trails, so it will take a little time to establish the infrastructure for an on-going program but it is anticipated that significant improvements in resource quality along state trail corridors will be achieved. The purpose of natural resource management on state trails is to help provide the maximum potential for the appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of significant scenic, historical, natural or cultural qualities along the trail (MS 86A.05 subd. 4).

Project Manager

Edward
Quinn
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN
55155
651-259-5597