BWSR Updates

Key information for our most popular core programs.

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Strategic Plan Update

BWSR is engaging in an inclusive, participatory strategic planning process. 

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.

BWSR Academy

Registration for the 2023 BWSR Academy is open through Oct. 2. Click here for information about this year's schedule, cancellation policy and lodging details.

BWSR Newsroom

Friday, September 22

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,…