New State Trail Construction

Quick Facts

Source: 
Parks & Trails Fund
Status: 
In Progress
Counties Affected 
Statewide
New State Trail development to complete key missing trail segments or to fulfill funding gaps in trail development projects. Potetial development to include multi-use trail, trail parking areas, trail waysides, or trail bridges. New trail development includes all associated engineering, design and construction, and is to incorporate current Best Management Practices.

About the Issue

The MnDNR Parks and Trails Divisions new State trail development efforts are focused on previously undeveloped sections that provide key trail connections, enhance user safety and accessiblity and further the efforts to complete the State Trails as defined.
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year(s): 
2014
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Chp. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(2)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$2,636,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
Develop two key trail connections and fill funding gaps to develop priority trail segments.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Browns Creek State Trail is under construction. Paul Bunyan State Trail– Crow Wing segment is under construction.
Fiscal Year(s): 
2013
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a) (2)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$200,000
Fiscal Year(s): 
2012
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a) (2)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,500,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has established a target for the FY12 of completing the construction of 6 miles of new multi-use State Trail.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
In FY12, the Parks and Trails Division has initiated the engineering and design for the development of key sections of new, improved State Trail along the Browns Creek, Luce Line and Paul Bunyan State Trails. Construction of the 6 mile Paul Bunyan State Trail segment has been completed.

Project Manager

Kent
Skaar
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul
55155
651-259-5636