The 2010 Executive Budget Document
Department of Conservation and Recreation [ http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
The Department of Conservation and Recreation works with Virginians to conserve, protect, and enhance their lands and improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay and our rivers and streams, promotes the stewardship and enjoyment of natural, cultural and outdoor recreational resources, and ensures the safety of Virginia's dams.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 55,618,556||$ 26,062,081||$ 34,887,464|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 50,301,555||$ 26,387,019||$ 35,326,357|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 45,768,934||$ 70,647,490||$ 38,637,311|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 42,559,642||$ 75,051,344||$ 38,900,526|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 42,559,642||$ 75,051,344||$ 38,900,526|
|2011 Addenda||$ 1,221,264||$ 6,663,051||$ (1,874,762)|
|2011 Total||$ 43,780,906||$ 81,714,395||$ 37,025,764|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 42,559,642||$ 75,051,344||$ 38,900,526|
|2012 Addenda||$ 1,221,264||$ 6,663,051||$ (1,874,762)|
|2012 Total||$ 43,780,906||$ 81,714,395||$ 37,025,764|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||445.50||97.50||543.00|
|2012 Base Budget||445.50||97.50||543.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Distribute Central Appropriations amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the cost of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($676,928) ($676,928)
Remove appropriation for Friends of the Chesapeake license plate revenueRemoves one-time appropriation for the revenue generated by the Friends of the Cheseapeake special license plate.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund ($392,574) ($392,574)
Restore one-time savings in previous year in state parksProvides funding for one-time savings strategy in FY 2010 to delay opening of new state park facilities.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $36,602 $36,602
Restore one-time savings in the previous fiscal year in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement ProgramProvides funding for one-time savings strategy in FY 2010 to capture excess state match in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $435,473 $435,473
Distribute amounts for real estate fees to agency budgetsTransfers amounts for fees charged to agencies for central lease administration from the Department of General Services to agency budgets.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $35,852 $35,852
Adjust operating plan and nongeneral fund appropriations to match revenue estimateAdjusts the budget to align resources with projected expenditures and nongeneral fund revenue estimates.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund ($3,000,000) ($3,000,000)
Restore transfer from inactive nongeneral fundRestores funding in the Small Watershed Dam Repair Fund that was mistakenly determined to be an inactive fund.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Revenue/Transfers ($650,000) $0
Fund agricultural best management practicesProvides funding for implementation of nonpoint source pollution reduction strategies to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and Southern Rivers. It is intended that $9.1 million (NGF) will be funded through the recordation fee included in Part 3 of the budget bill.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $5,000,000 $5,000,000 Nongeneral Fund $9,100,000 $9,100,000
Restore half of the base funding for Virginia Land Conservation FundRestores half of the general fund support for the deposit to the Virginia Land Conservation Fund. The 2009 Appropriation Act directed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for the deposit.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Reduce state parks wage staffReduces wage staff in parks' central office and park contact stations.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($69,000) ($69,000)
Reorganize senior managementReorganizes senior management to eliminate one position.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($122,326) ($122,326) Authorized Positions (1.00) (1.00)
Use nongeneral fund resources for personal services costsShifts personal services costs to nongeneral fund support.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($166,335) ($166,335) Nongeneral Fund $166,335 $166,335
Reduce operating support to Breaks Interstate ParkReduces state operating support by 15 percent.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($32,063) ($32,063)
Reclassify full-time positionReclassifies a technical assistance position to part-time.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($44,420) ($44,420)
Reduce expenditures in the natural heritage programReduces the wage staff and transfers costs for core stewardship functions to nongeneral fund resources.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($26,984) ($26,984)
Eliminate vacant position in the flood plain management programEliminates a vacant manager position.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($61,225) ($61,225) Authorized Positions (1.00) (1.00)
Reduce staffing in state parksEliminates state park positions, including vacant positions.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($900,000) ($900,000) Authorized Positions (19.00) (19.00)
Eliminate position in the riparian buffer assistance programEliminates a position for education and outreach to coastal localities on water quality buffers.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($61,189) ($61,189) Authorized Positions (1.00) (1.00)
Eliminate karst protection and education programEliminates technical assistance and outreach about groundwater and surface water quality in karst soils. Funds will be shifted to cover other core water quality programs.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($353,170) ($353,170) Nongeneral Fund $353,170 $353,170
Reduce offerings and operations in state parksReduces services offered, such as visitor services, interpretive programs, and swimming and concession hours of operation, in state parks.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($600,000) ($600,000)
Eliminate senior management positionStreamlines division management structure by eliminating one position.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($107,868) ($107,868) Authorized Positions (1.00) (1.00)
Reduce administrative and wage costsReduces administrative expenses agency wide, including wage costs.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($78,279) ($78,279) Nongeneral Fund $36,120 $36,120
Reduce soil and water division regional field staff and officesCloses one regional office and implements telework arrangement for staff. The strategy also reduces administrative staff expenses in other regional offices.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($47,644) ($47,644) Authorized Positions (1.00) (1.00)
Reduce state support to the Virginia Outdoors FoundationReduces operational support by 10 percent.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($194,750) ($194,750)
Reduce funding for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement ProgramCaptures excess funding for match of the federal program. Less funding is needed because of reduced participation in the program.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($435,743) ($435,743)
Implement state park reservation transaction feeEstablishes a per reservation fee to defray costs associated with reservation assistance. The new fee will be effective January 1, 2010.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($400,000) ($400,000) Nongeneral Fund $400,000 $400,000
Reduce operating support to Rappahannock River Basin CommissionReduces state operating support by 15 percent.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($1,500) ($1,500)
Reduce nutrient management staff and consolidate agency district field coordinatorsEliminates one nutrient management supervisor and reduces the number of conservation district coordinators from eight to seven regions.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($161,384) ($161,384) Authorized Positions (2.00) (2.00)
Defer state park maintenance and preventive maintenance projectsReduces routine and preventive maintenance projects at state parks.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($100,000) ($100,000)
Reduce support for soil and water conservation districtsReduces the operating support provided to local soil and water conservation districts by ten percent.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($587,455) ($587,455)
Reduce nonpoint source program supportReduces program support, including contractual services.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($58,400) ($58,400)