New option for drainage + water quality
“This is a unique opportunity for us to start looking at ditches in a different way, of (not) just sending water downstream.” — Mike Schultz, Le Sueur County SWCD manager, on a first-of-its kind multipurpose drainage management project that incorporates a wetland restoration and an easement held by a drainage authority
Working-lands pilot targets grazing lands
“From a habitat and wildlife perspective, grass is good. We want to retain the grass we’ve got. The pilot is a way we can help folks stay in business and still protect those natural resources." — Bill Penning, BWSR conservation programs consultant
Ditch fixes aid impaired Red Lake River
Pennington County landowners within three county ditch systems who installed side-water inlets retained topsoil, reduced out-of-pocket repair costs, and contributed to water quality improvements downstream.
Trainings tailored to conservation
A new training series designed to equip Minnesota conservation professionals with a solid foundation of knowledge that's consistent across all levels of government is available for free online. The Technical Training and Certification Program's Core Competency Conservation Training series offers 19 modules.
Snapshots are stories published monthly by BWSR to highlight the work of our agency and partners. They provide insights on how these partnerships impact our state's soil and water resources.
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