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Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)

Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)

The LCCMR is made up of 17 members: 5 Senators, 5 Representatives, 5 citizens appointed by the governor, 1 citizen appointed by the Senate, and 1 citizen appointed by the House. The function of the LCCMR is to make funding recommendations to the legislature for special environment and natural resource projects, primarily from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). These projects help maintain and enhance Minnesota's environment and natural resources. The LCCMR developed from a program initiated in 1963. Since 1963, nearly $800 million has been appropriated to more than 1,800 projects recommended to the legislature by the Commission to protect and enhance Minnesota's environment and natural resources.

- Susan Thornton, Director


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Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF):

In 1988, 77% of Minnesota voters approved a constitutional amendment establishing the ENRTF (Article XI, Sec. 14) - a constitutionally dedicated fund that originates from a combination of Minnesota State Lottery proceeds and investment income. The purpose of the ENRTF is to provide a long-term, consistent, and stable source of funding for activities that protect, conserve, preserve, and enhance Minnesota's "air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources" for the benefit of current citizens and future generations. Since 1991, the ENRTF has provided more than $360 million to more than 800 projects around the state.

 

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 116P


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2015 Proposal and Funding Process

In response to the LCCMR's 2015 Request for Proposal (RFP), due 03/28/14, 152 proposals requesting a total of $126.4 million were received. Proposals received will be posted in the near future. Visit the M.L. 2015 Proposal & Funding Process page for more information or for updates on activities and schedules.

ML 2014 Project Recommendations - H.F. 1874 & S.F. 1899

The LCCMR selected 71 projects to recommend to the 2014 Minnesota Legislature to collectively receive $29 million in funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. The recommendations came from the LCCMR's 2014 Request for Proposal (RFP) process, in which 192 proposals requesting a total of approximately $111 million were received and considered through a competitive, multi-stage evaluation. The recommendations range from full funding for the full proposal and dollar amount requested to partial funding for specific proposal elements and partial dollar amounts requested. The recommendations have been introduced in the MN House as H.F. 1874 and the MN Senate as S.F. 1899. Visit the 2014 Proposal & Funding Process main page for additional information.

2011-12 Biennial Report

Per the requirements of MS 116P.09, Subd. 7, LCCMR's 2011-12 Biennial Report covering LCCMR activities during calendar years 2011 and 2012.

Land Acquisitions Map

Interactive mapping tool for Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund funded fee title and conservation easement land acquisitions going back to calendar year 2005. The map can be used to locate parcels and get parcel details.

LCCMR Six-Year Strategic Plan and Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan

  • LCCMR Six-Year Strategic Plan for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund - Revised and Adopted December 10, 2013
  • Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan: A comprehensive inventory and assessment of Minnesota's environment and natural resources that identifies critical issues and trends affecting Minnesota's environment and natural resources and provides recommendations for strategies to best address these issues and trends.

E-Mail Notification

You can receive email notifications about LCCMR meetings, announcements, and publications (e.g. "Request for Proposal). The email notifications are sent to subscribers through a listserv. To receive these email notifications, please subscribe to the list.

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LCCMR Meetings

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