The following are a subset of federal government agencies commonly involved in land and water management.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District office headquarters is located in downtown St. Paul, Minn. The agency employs around 700 people located at 41 field sites in five states. The St. Paul District is one of six Corps districts that make up the Mississippi Valley Division, the headquarters of which is located in Vicksburg, Miss.


The St. Paul District is responsible for:

  • Supporting inland navigation by operating 13 locks and dams and by maintaining the Nine-Foot Navigation Channel.
  • Helping local communities reduce damages caused by flooding.
  • Issuing permits for work in wetlands and navigable rivers.
  • Environmental restoration programs to improve fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Emergency response operations following natural disasters.
  • Recreation activities at Corps facilities and reservoirs including campgrounds, day-use areas, boat ramps and swimming beaches.

United States Department of Agriculture -  Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)


The Farm Service Agency serves all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.   

United State Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS)

With the mission of “Helping People Help the Land,” the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources. As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.

NRCS has six mission goals: 

  1. High quality, productive soils
  2. Clean and abundant water
  3. Healthy plant and animal communities
  4. Clean air
  5. An adequate energy supply
  6. Working farms and ranchlands


Annie Felix Gerth
Clean Water Coordinator