Securing sourcewater via forestland

With an Outdoor Heritage Fund grant, the Crow Wing SWCD worked with landowners plus Crow Wing County and Hubbard County land departments on acquisitions within the Pine River watershed and the Leech Lake River watershed that protect habitat, water and forestland.

BWSR Academy resumes in-person training

Conservation professionals from across Minnesota gathered in person in late October for the annual BWSR Academy. Attendees spent three days together learning how to maintain and improve their delivery of conservation practices.

Partners protect groundwater, habitat

Local, state and federal partners collaborated to convert farmland in the Worthington area to native vegetation. Benefits include wellhead protection and enhanced wildlife habitat.

Farmers sign on to mend erosion

In the Pomme de Terre River watershed near Morris, the Stevens SWCD is working with producers to fix gullies, slow runoff and curb nutrient-loading. Clean Water Funds and federal assistance support prioritized projects targeting Perkins Lake.