Canoe next to dock with bags of harvested wild rice

The RIM Wild Rice Conservation Easement Program protects wild rice lakes through permanent conservation easements on privately owned lands in Minnesota's Northern Forest region. This program is available in the following eleven counties: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, St. Louis, and Wadena. BWSR has received this funding through the Outdoor Heritage Fund (from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment).

Application Process

SWCD Guidance Materials

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This guidance documentation outlines the enrollment criteria and conditions that will govern the sign-up for this RIM Reserve conservation easement program. This guidance should be considered additive to existing RIM policy and procedure.

Landowner Application Materials Required