Reports recently released by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) asses conservation practices farmers can implement to improve soil health and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
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Once again, landowners in 54 southern and western Minnesota counties can submit applications to enroll in the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (MN CREP), a voluntary program that pays landowners to retire marginal cropland to create permanent conservation easements to protect environmentally-sensitive land.
Local governments and non-profits can now apply for Lawns to Legumes demonstration neighborhood grants. Lawns to Legumes is a new program that will help Minnesota residents plant native vegetation and pollinator friendly forbs and legumes to protect a diversity of pollinators. Demonstration neighborhoods are community projects that will enhance pollinator habitat and showcase best practices.