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We define training as systematic acquisition of skills, rules, knowledge, or attitudes that results in improved performance. BWSR recognizes the value in connecting learning to performance and the need to ensure trainings are implemented with high-quality efficiencies connected to on-the-ground results.

Logic Model Training

A logic model is simply a way of organizing the elements of your plan or project so you can successfully communicate your strategy to funders and stakeholders.  This module is designed to introduce the concept of the logic model and demonstrate a natural resource example. The questions and template help you walk through the process.

Project Management Training

Through the Through Project Management 101, in less than 30, minutes, in less than 30 minutes you can learn about:

Recording of live, interactive project management webinar (December 15, 2016). One of two discussions about project management with One Watershed, One Plan grantees and BWSR staff. Available until January 31.

Technical Training & Certification Program

The Technical Training and Certification Program is a collaborative effort between BWSR, MACDE, MASWCD and NRCS designed to develop and maintain a highly trained, technically skilled workforce of natural resource professionals capable of meeting the conservation delivery needs of Minnesota.  The Technical Training webpage contains information on the Technical Training and Certification Strategy, program information, implementation details, and programmatic updates.  To visit the Technical Training & Certification Program page click here

BWSR Academy

October 29-31, 2018

Breezy Point Conference Center, Breezy Point, MN

Registration will open mid-August.

To learn more about the BWSR Academy or access archived Academy materials, please visit the BWSR Academy page.

Train Tracks Newsletter

Training news and updates, including training, partners' training, and news. If you are interested in receiving Train Tracks, please click on the "Subscriber Preferences Page" link in the newsletter. Check out the most recent Train Tracks newsletter.

eLINK Related Training

Please visit our eLINK page for training and guidance materials.

Webinar Recordings and Training Modules

Link to the FY2019 Clean Water Fund Competitive Grants Training Webinar

Wetland Hydrology Monitoring - Part 1 (30 minutes)

This is the first of two training modules on the topic of wetland hydrology monitoring – offered as an auxiliary part of the Wetland Delineator Certification Program (WDCP) basic wetland delineation course. It is an introduction to the what, why, where, and how of wetland hydrology monitoring, including types of monitoring, levels of effort, questions that are answered by monitoring, shallow monitoring wells and piezometers, planning, documentation, and maintenance.

Wetland Hydrology Monitoring - Part 2 (18 minutes)

This is the second of two training modules on the topic of wetland hydrology monitoring – offered as an auxiliary part of the Wetland Delineator Certification Program (WDCP) basic wetland delineation course. It covers installation of shallow monitoring wells and piezometers, measuring water levels, and data interpretation.

Altered Hydrology (15 minutes)

This is a training modules on the topic of altered hydrology – offered as an auxiliary part of the Wetland Delineator Certification Program (WDCP) basic wetland delineation course. It covers the basics of drainage and why it is done, installing drainage, the wetland hydrology technical criterion, the terms “effectively drained” and “lateral effect”, and drainage setback tables.

Hydrologic Soils Group (HSG) Knowledge Matrix Training Module:

A 34 minute training module explaining how to enter information into the HSG matrix to generate a hydrologic soil group classification for use in storm water feature design as well as the MIDS calculator.

Milk House Wastewater Improvement Estimator Webinar Recording and Training Module

Ag Wetland Banking & Exemption Webinar Recording and Webinar PowerPoint Presentation

Monitoring WRP Easements 2013

Webinar Recording

Webinar PowerPoint Presentations

Soil Health and Sustainability for Minnesota Webinars

Wetland Banking Easement Program

Training Assessment and Outcomes

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Peer-to-Peer Learning

Find out “What’s Working” for conservation professionals from around Minnesota.  The “What’s Working” section of our website has been compiled through contributions from professionals, research efforts, field trials, and reporting through BWSR grant programs. The information summarizes results from conservation projects with a focus on plant community establishment and management.



RIM CWF Wellhead and RIM CWF/LSOHC Buffer Programs

The web training walks you through program information as well as instructions on how to use the tools and forms needed to complete your application. You may download an archived version of the training below.


Ecological Ranking Tool

Ecological Ranking Tool Training Materials

Includes links to download the data sets and web map application, detailed description of each data layer, the informative webinar and Power Point, the hands-on technical training materials, and information about other targeting tools.


Wetland Guidance

Training Archives

Download presentations and handouts from past training sessions

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