Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee and Integrated Website

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$104,000
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:
2015 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(d)
Appropriation Language 
$200,000 the first year and $207,000 the second year are for enhanced, integrated, and accessible Web-based information for park and trail users; joint marketing and promotional efforts for all parks and trails of regional or statewide significance; and support of activities of a parks and trails legacy advisory committee. Of this amount, $100,000 the first year and $103,000 the second year are for Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission capacity building
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$104,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The MN DNR is directed to support the efforts of the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.
Project Details:
2014 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(d)
Appropriation Language 
$200,000 the first year and $207,000 the second year are for enhanced, integrated, and accessible Web-based information for park and trail users; joint marketing and promotional efforts for all parks and trails of regional or statewide significance; and support of activities of a parks and trails legacy advisory committee. Of this amount, $100,000 the first year and $103,000 the second year are for Greater Minnesota Parks and Trails Commission capacity building
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 (LAC) met every other month 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. The LAC also supports ongoing work among DNR, Metropolitan Council and implementing agencies, and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission to develop user-friendly, web-based information for park and trail users.
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 is 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 Commission.
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 is appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, the Chair of the Metropolitan Council and the Chair of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. 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

Laura
Preus
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul
55155
651-259-5639