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July 2018

Shell Rock River Watershed augments Pheasants Forever, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service work

Nutrient-impaired Pickerel Lake near Albert Lea will see greater water-quality benefits as the result of expanded conservation efforts to restore 184 additional acres of wetlands and keep more pollutants out of the lake. Read more.

Kandiyohi County, SWCD collaboration and communication boost buffer compliance

"I'm looking at this as a customer-service position." — Angelica Hopp, on working with landowners to explore options Read more.

How the 2018 Legislative session affects the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

A look at 2018 appropriations affecting BWSR's work, including bonding and appropriations to the Outdoor Heritage Fund and Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (LCCMR). Read more.

Cedar River Watershed’s $8.4 million in CIP projects advance in Mower County

"You only have the soil that's here on this planet. There's no doubt in our minds that we are putting a lot of pressure on the soil." — Dwane Hull, Mower County landowner Read more.

SWCDs throughout Minnesota find myriad uses for billing formula

The more accurate and inclusive the staff cost estimates, the less likely a SWCD is to run short of funds. Using billing rates based on actual costs can, for example, help SWCD managers determine if a grant will cover the cost of doing the work. Read more.

Featured Plant: Hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens)

Difficult to propagate but important in remnant prairies across Minnesota, hoary puccoon produces showy, bright orange flowers. Those vivid flowers produce infertile seeds. Inconspicuous, self-pollinating flowers appear later. Read more.

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