ND Outdoor Heritage Fund Advisory Board

Thursday, April 21, 2022
9:00 a.m. CT
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ND Dept. of Career & Technical Education Conference Room, 15th Floor State Capitol

I.     Call to Order and Determination of Quorum - Randy Bina, Chairman

II.   Consideration of October 12, 2021 meeting minutes (Attachment A)

III.   Outdoor Heritage Fund Advisory Board voting process (Attachment B) - Karlene Fine

IV.   Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF) Financial Report (Attachment C) - Karlene Fine

(approximately 9:15 a.m.)
V.    Presentations:
    1.   20-1 (D) Carrington Area Healthy Communities Coalition: Playground Renovation, $10,000
    2.   20-2 (B) Ducks Unlimited: Cover Crop & Livestock Integration Project III, $1,609,000
    3.   20-3 (B) Ducks Unlimited: Grasslands Enhancement Project Phase II, $315,750
    4.   20-4 (C) Golden Valley County Water Board: Odland Dam Sedimentation & Nutrient Removal Project Phase 2, $971,720
    5.   20-5 (C) Hettinger Research Extension Center: Southwestern North Dakota Pheasant Initiative, $74,297
Break (10 minutes)
(approximately 10:35 a.m.)
    6.   20-6 (A) North Dakota Forest Service: Sheyenne River State Forest Access Improvement Project, $45,000
    7.   20-7 (D) City of Center: Center Pedestrian Trail Extension, $120,329
    8.   20-8 (D) City of Dunseith: City of Dunseith Park Upgrade Project, $75,000
    9.   20-9 (C) Pembina County Water Resource District: Tongue River Restoration, $703,700
    10. 20-10 (B) North Dakota Natural Resources Trust: Grazing Resiliency in the Bakken (GRB) II, $1,970,000
    11. 20-11 (C) North Dakota Natural Resources Trust: North Dakota Partners For Wildlife Project 2, $1,016,500
Approximately 12:20 p.m.
VI.    Public Comment on Applications
(approximately 12:25 p.m.)
Break for Lunch (20 minutes)
(approximately 12:45 p.m.)
VII.    General Discussion by the OHF Advisory Board on the Grant Round 20 applications; completion of Scoring Form, Ranking Form and OHF Advisory Board vote on Funding Award Recommendations*
(approximately 2:15 p.m.)
VIII.    Consideration of amendments to three previously awarded Audubon Dakota projects:* (Attachment D)

    1.   Contract 011-129 – Stutsman County Prairie Management Toolbox
    2.   Contract 013-141 – Central Coteau Prairie Management Toolbox
    3.   Contract 017-169 – ND Conservation Forage Program
(approximately 2:30 p.m.)
IX.    Consideration of amendments to the Department of Agriculture Contract 19-196 – Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program* (Attachment E)
(approximately 2:35 p.m.)
X.    Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman effective July 1, 2022*
(approximately 2:40 p.m.)
XI.    Brief Update on Conservation Marketing Project – Rhonda Kelsch
(approximately 2:55 p.m.)
XII.    Tentative Dates for next OHF Advisory Board meeting October 13th or 14th
XIII.    Other Business
XIV.   Adjournment
by 3:00 p.m.
    *requires roll call votes