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.

Climate Change in Minnesota

BWSR is committed to making climate resiliency and mitigation efforts a priority. To learn about climate initiatives throughout the state, visit the recently-launched inter-agency Our Minnesota Climate website.

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Apply for Clean Water Fund grants

More than $11 million in grants and $8 million in loans are now available to local governments. Application period runs June 27-August 22.

BWSR Newsroom

Monday, August 8

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,…