BWSR Updates

Key information for our most popular core programs.

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Training Calendar

Check out our new our new training resources!  We’ve created a training calendar to capture upcoming training opportunities for our partners.  Want to learn on your own time and at your own pace?  View the online learning library we’ve assembled.

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One Watershed, One Plan RFP

The Board of Water and Soil Resources has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from partnerships of local governments wishing to collaboratively write a comprehensive watershed management plan under BWSR's One Watershed, One Plan program. 

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Grants Quarterly: April 2019

BWSR's Grants Quarterly newsletter keeps our local government partners up to date on grant policies and procedures, competitive funding opportunities, reporting deadlines, and more. Read our April edition here.

BWSR Features

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April 17, 2019 St. Paul, Minn.—Conservation and agricultural professionals from the public and private sectors gathered Tuesday at the University of Minnesota…

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 provides BWSR the resources and capacity to…
In 2019, 53% of BWSR's overall budget came from the Clean Water Fund, the allocated portion of the revenue from…
The Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF) is one of two appropriations BWSR receives from revenue created by the Clean…
The Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) was established following voter approval of a…
Bonding dollars are unique in that while they are appropriated in a specific biennium, expenditures can span from four to six fiscal years.  At BWSR, bonding…
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,…