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December 2017

Minnesota leads the nation in CRP signup with number 50

A decrease in acres and grassland enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) nationwide means there’s uncertainty and anxiety across the country about the future of CRP. However, there’s good news out of Minnesota. Read more.

Cleaning up Serpent Lake

Serpent Lake hasn’t been this clear since 1991. Read more.

A retired hayfield plays a role in forest transformation, water quality

Larry Johnson, 78, didn’t wait for the Conservation Corps. Read more.

The value of peer learning at BWSR Academy

On November 1-3 the annual BWSR Academy was held at Cragun’s Conference Center in Brainerd, Minnesota. Read more.

The first buffer deadline has passed and results are strong

Minnesota farmers and landowners have made significant progress toward Buffer Law compliance, thanks to their efforts and those of the soil and water conservation districts statewide. Read more.

Featured Plant: PWhorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Named for its leaves that are “whorled” along the stem, Whorled Milkweed is an important perennial herbaceous plant for pollinators, particularly for the larvae of monarch butterflies. Read more.

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