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. 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,…