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. 

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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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BWSR Story Library

Read about the work of our agency and local government partners on our story library. Search by keyword, county, major watershed basin, publication date, funding source, or publication type.

BWSR Newsroom

Saturday, March 2

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,…