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Local Government Units and Partner Agencies

Overview of duties, directories, statutes, guidance documents, and more info for LGUs:


LGU Demographic Information


BWSR staff conduct training sessions periodically for LGU partners, including the BWSR Academy annual training program.

Communications and Outreach

Resources to assist LGU partners in their communications and outreach efforts can be found on the Communications Resources page.

LGU Performance

Performance Review and Assistance Program (PRAP): BWSR staff evaluate the performance of each local water management entity and, where necessary, provide assistance.

About Local Government Units

BWSR is the administrative agency for local water planners (Counties or county-delegated LGU), Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), Watershed Districts (WDs), Joint Powers Watershed Management Organizations (WMOs), and Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) LGUs, which may be cities, townships, or any of the above. Almost 800 local units of government are empowered to deliver services on behalf of BWSR. By providing financial, technical and administrative assistance to LGUs, BWSR and local partners implement state conservation policy based on local priorities.

Partner Agencies
Local / Regional State Federal Nonprofit Organizations

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155 | (651) 296-3767 | Fax (651) 297-5615 | TTY (800) 627-3529

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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