BWSR Updates

Key information for our most popular core programs.

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BWSR Story Library

Browse BWSR Snapshots and Conservation Stories by county, major watershed basin, funding source and more on our new Story Library.

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Climate Change in Minnesota

BWSR is committed to making climate resiliency and mitigation efforts a priority. Learn about the recently-released Climate Action Framework on the inter-agency Our Minnesota Climate website.

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Apply for Lawns to Legumes grants

Applications for Lawns to Legumes will be accepted through January 18, 2023. Apply online at Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water's website. 

BWSR Newsroom

Friday, November 25

BWSR Funding

BWSR implements state soil and water conservation programs and wetland policies through a statewide partnership. Learn more about our funding sources.
The General Fund is base funding established by the legislature that…
In the 2020-2021 biennium, 55% of BWSR's overall budget came from the…
The Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF) is one of two appropriations BWSR…
The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) was…
For the 2020-2021 biennium, bonding dollars made up 8% of BWSR's total budget. Bonding dollars are unique in that while they are appropriated in a specific…
A small part of BWSR's budget is made up of transfers from other state agencies, federal funds, and special revenue funds.  For example, some staff positions,…