This searchable library contains stories from all of BWSR’s regular publications including Snapshots, Featured Plants, and Conservation Stories. Search by keyword, county, major watershed basin, publication date, funding source, or publication type. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact Mary Juhl.

Note: Staff continue to populate this webpage with BWSR’s full catalog of stories. Check back regularly for new content.

Back hoe digging up ground for conservation

Stevens SWCD erosion fixes catching on in Pomme de Terre River watershed

Farmers are seeing benefits of Clean Water Fund-backed conservation projects that mend gullies, slow runoff, reduce nutrient-loading to Perkins Lake

Two men walking away from the camera in a soybean field

NRCS’ Mississippi River Basin Initiative in Chisago County improves water quality

Dedicated funds support farmers’ conservation work in the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes’ Green Lake watershed, where benefits flow from the St. Croix River to the Gulf of Mexico

Drone view of green landscape next to a water body.

Pickerel Lake focus, collaboration in the Shell Rock River Watershed District

Targeted Watershed Program Clean Water Fund grant-supported work includes 245-acre wetland restoration, involves U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DNR, Pheasants Forever

Stream flowing through wooded area

Red Lake County SWCD projects save topsoil, improve river’s water quality

Clean Water Funds from BWSR, backing from Red Lake Watershed District and Red Lake County support agricultural practices that stanch field erosion, focus on Lower Clearwater River

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Story Date
Story Title Video Link County Major Watershed Basin Funding Sources Publication Type
Southwest Prairie TSA mentorship expedites SWCD techs’ proficiency (PDF) Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Yellow Medicine Lower Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota River Basin, Missouri River Basin Clean Water Fund, Other Snapshot
Isanti SWCD alum treatment caps yearslong Blue Lake protection work (PDF) Isanti Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Cook County SWCD staff gain experience via collaboration with BWSR engineer (PDF) Cook Great Lakes Basin Snapshot
Featured Plant: American bittersweet (PDF) Featured Plant
Farmers sign on to mend erosion (PDF) Stevens Minnesota River Basin Clean Water Fund, Other Snapshot
Securing sourcewater via forestland (PDF) Crow Wing, Hubbard Upper Mississippi River Basin Outdoor Heritage Fund Snapshot
Partners protect groundwater, habitat (PDF) Nobles Lower Mississippi River Basin, Missouri River Basin Clean Water Fund, Other, Outdoor Heritage Fund Snapshot
BWSR Academy resumes in-person training (PDF) Statewide Statewide Snapshot
Rice County MN CREP enrollment restores wetland, preserves legacy (PDF) Rice Lower Mississippi River Basin Other Conservation Story
Blue Lake alum treatment caps Isanti SWCD’s protection work (PDF) Isanti Upper Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund Conservation Story
Beefing up staffers’ grazing expertise (PDF) Statewide Statewide Clean Water Fund, Federal Fund Snapshot
BWSR, state emphasize climate work (PDF) Statewide Statewide Snapshot
Wetland training program sees early success (PDF) Statewide Statewide Snapshot
Clean Water Fund program aims to expand partnerships (PDF) Statewide Statewide Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Stevens SWCD erosion fixes catching on in Pomme de Terre River watershed (PDF) Stevens Minnesota River Basin Clean Water Fund, Federal Fund Conservation Story
BWSR joins partners on tour (PDF) Marshall, Polk Red River of the North Basin Clean Water Fund, Other Snapshot
Wetland mitigation on ag lands (PDF) Roseau, Statewide Statewide Other Snapshot
Morrison SWCD, NRCS support forester (PDF) Morrison Upper Mississippi River Basin Federal Fund Snapshot
Camp Ripley forest partnerships (PDF) Crow Wing, Morrison Upper Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund, Outdoor Heritage Fund Snapshot
Designed for trout and traffic (PDF) Carlton Great Lakes Basin Clean Water Fund, Other Snapshot