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June 2018

BWSR fine-tunes wetlands training

Region-specific training with online elements will help Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources’ partners navigate the Wetland Conservation Act and better understand the landscape feature that can improve water quality and benefit wildlife. Read more.

Soil health grows with Renville SWCD, Hawk Creek collaboration

"Cover crops are a way to bring some environmental benefits to working lands." — Heidi Rauenhorst, Hawk Creek Watershed Project. Read more.

On ever-changing weeds, seeds and vegetation policy

Research, field experience and environmental challenges shape policies about what’s appropriate for conservation plantings. Minnesota has become a leader in native seed production. Read more.

Watershed planning, project implementation tool gets an upgrade

By prioritizing water resources based on scientific data, this water-quality tool helps determine where to place best management practices and quantify how much good they'll do. Read more.

St. Louis County culvert inventory improves road safety, trout habitat

"For how small a culvert is, it can have these hugely out-sized impacts on the landscape." — Kari Hedin, Fond du Lac Reservation. Read more.

Featured Plant: Broadleaf arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

Widespread throughout Minnesota's wetlands, ditches and shorelands, broadleaf arrowhead — AKA duck potato — feeds a range of wildlife. It’s often planted as a shoreline buffer. Read more.

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