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Web-based Conservation Tracking System Development

Progress reporting made easier

Dating back as early as 1986, the Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) has required reports from local units of government that indicate progress made in protecting the state's resources. Throughout the years, the method to complete this reporting has changed, first from paper reports (1986-1996), to floppy disk submission (1997-2002) and finally to the online eLINK database (2003-2012).

In 2012, BWSR started development of a new web-based system to track statewide conservation to replace dated technology and address increased demands. This new system was completed in 2013 and can be accessed here:

Click Here to Log in to eLINK

User accounts from the original eLINK system were migrated to the new system. To access an existing account for the first time, click Forgot Password on the log in screen, enter your username and email, and click Reset Password. A new system-generated password will be emailed to you. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, please follow the steps below for forgotten usernames.

If you do not remember your eLINK username, email with a subject line of "Account Assistance" and provide your name and the organization under which you were registered, or the organization for which you work.

With eLINK, BWSR, local government partners, and stakeholders in conservation can track conservation projects and grants, indicators and pollution reduction benefits, cumulative grant funding over a period of years, and map locations of projects on a statewide, or on a county, watershed, or individual-project basis.

eLINK Training Modules

eLINK Guidance



Pollution Reduction Calculators


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