Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$100,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$185,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$185,000
Source: 
Parks & Trails Fund
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2011
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2014 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(d)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$100,000
Direct expenses: 
$90,000
Administration costs: 
$10,000
Number of full time equivalents funded: 
0.08
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The MN DNR is directed to support the efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Supported by DNR staff, The Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee have met three times during FY14 and continue to make great progress to coordinate among partners including DNR, Metropolitan Council, and Greater Minnesota. Current Legacy Advisory Committee efforts include a focus on measuring progress toward the 25-year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan, involving youth and young adults (12-24 years of age), and developing a website to enhance communications with Minnesota citizens.
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(4)
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: 
$185,000
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(4)
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: 
$185,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The 17 member advisory committee was appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, the Chair of the Metropolitan Council and the Chair of the Greater a MN Regional Parks and Trails Coalition.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
The 17-member Advisory Committee met every other month. The group has begun work on promoting and coordinating implementation of the Parks and Trails Legacy Plan and assessing progress towards achievement of the five year prioities in the Legacy Plan.

Project Overview

The 17 member Park and Trail Legacy Advisory Committee was appointed by the Commisisoner of the Department of Natural Resources, the Chair of the Metropolitan Council and the Chair of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coalition. The mission of the committee is to champion the 25 year "Parks and Trails Legacy Plan" by providing recommendations to enhance promotion, coordination, and accountability throughout implementation of the plan

About the Issue

The "Parks and Trails Legacy Plan" recommended formation of an advisory committee to encourage the coordinated development of a network of regional and state parks and trails. The plan also recommended that the committee promote and monitor the implementation of the Legacy Plan.

Project Manager

Laurie
Young
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul
55155
651-259-5638