The Large-flowered Penstemon is a short-lived perennial plant that most commonly grows in the sandy soils of the open prairie. It is one of the showiest of the penstemons, the name "grandiflorus" meaning "grand flowering." Check out July- Featured Plant article to learn more about the large-flowered penstemon.
BWSR Chief Engineer Al Kean penned the article, "Farmers install multipurpose drainage management practices" in the July 2013 Farmer Magazine, highlighting producers across Minnesota who have utilized multipurpose drainage in their operations. Click here to read the article.
Five years ago, MacNeill wouldnâ€™t have had this opportunity. Previously a privately-owned farm, the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) partnered with the Department of Natural Resources to purchase the land and began restoring the site to its pre-settlement condition, a tamarack wetland. Click here to read the article.
stablished in 1938 around three Winona County watersheds, the Burnsâ€“Homerâ€“Pleasant Soil Conservation District became the first conservation district in the State, and was eventually renamed the Winona County SWCD in 1986 after a series of consolidations.
In 2013, that SWCD is celebrating its 75th birthday, the first in the state to do so. Click here to read the story.
Finally, with Clean Water Funds, a project was completed in 2012 to solve the erosion problems below the south side of the dam at Pomme de Terre Park in Morris, Minn. Click here to read the article.
Launched in June 2013, the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) upgraded its conservation tracking software, eLINK. The new web-based system will track statewide conservation projects and activities, through improved efficiency and increased transparency for general public access. Click here to read the article.