Southwest Prairie TSA mentorship expedites SWCD techs’ proficiency

With one-on-one training, hands-on experience and field trips to farms, TSA 5 training coordinator gives new-to-the-job technicians — many of them new to agriculture, too — a “jump-start” on conservation careers

Cook County SWCD staff gain experience via collaboration with BWSR engineer

Tapping project-specific training and one-on-one assistance from BWSR, Cook County SWCD staff designed a solution to an erosion problem that feeds sediment directly into Lake Superior.

Isanti SWCD alum treatment caps yearslong Blue Lake protection work

"Blue Lake was teetering on becoming an imperiled, endangered lake because of too much phosphorus.” — Bill Fredell, Blue Lake Improvement District, on Isanti SWCD’s ongoing water quality improvement work