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. 

Wetland Conservation Act rulemaking

A Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) Rulemaking notice was published in the state register on July 8, adding 2024 changes to WCA statutes to the scope of rulemaking and requesting public comments. The state register publication can be viewed here: Minnesota State Register Volume 49 Number 02 (  (see page 31).  The deadline for submitting comments under this request is August 12.

BWSR Story Library

This searchable library contains stories from all of BWSR’s regular publications including Snapshots, Featured Plant, and Conservation Stories. Search by keyword, county, major watershed basin, publication date, funding source, or publication type. 

BWSR Newsroom

Tuesday, July 23

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…
In the 2020-2021 biennium, 55% of…
The Outdoor Heritage Fund (OHF) is…
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…