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.

fisheye view of landscape

Re-created stream contributes to water quality, quality of life

St. Paul Parks and Recreation, Capitol Region Watershed District staff’s Clean Water Fund supported work at Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary treats stormwater before it reaches the…

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Clay County farm family reaps long-term benefits of cover crops, no-till practices

Seeing was believing for a Clay County farm family who worked with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to try no-till and cover crops with EQIP assistance. Despite setbacks…

pipegras easement landscape

Rock County easements target nitrate reduction

Native grasses replacing row crops have shown the most dramatic results in efforts by Rock SWCD, Rock County, Rock County Rural Water, BWSR, state health and ag departments

douglas dairy

A dairy in transition

Pasture expansion, new manure storage system made possible by Clean Water Funds, NRCS assistance and help from Douglas SWCD staff will improve water quality in the Upper Chippewa River…

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Story Date
Story Title Video Link County Major Watershed Basin Funding Sources Publication Type
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
MN CREP protects more than 35,000 acres (PDF) Statewide Statewide Clean Water Fund, Environment and Natural Resources Trust, Outdoor Heritage Fund Snapshot
Smart salting training, in Spanish (PDF) Dakota, Statewide Lower Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Camp Ripley’s forestry partnerships (PDF) Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd Lower Mississippi River Basin Federal Fund, Other, Outdoor Heritage Fund Conservation Story
Revealing soil science at the State Fair (PDF) Snapshot
Easement expands habitat, water storage (PDF) Cottonwood Minnesota River Basin Federal Fund Snapshot
2022 BWSR legislative wrap-up (PDF) Snapshot
Pickerel Lake partnerships (PDF) Freeborn Lower Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota River Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Tracking soil loss trends on ag lands (PDF) Statewide Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Mississippi headwaters collaboration (PDF) Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca Upper Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund, Other Snapshot
Featured Plant: Blue vervain (PDF) Featured Plant
Mississippi River Basin Initiative (PDF) (PDF) Chisago St. Croix River Basin Clean Water Fund, Federal Fund, Other Conservation Story
Well sealing creates research opportunity (PDF) Olmsted Lower Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund, Other Snapshot
Optimizing cover crops (PDF) Goodhue Lower Mississippi River Basin Federal Fund Snapshot
PRAP grant boosts efficiency (PDF) Statewide Red River of the North Basin Other Snapshot
Lincoln County collaboration (PDF) Lincoln Missouri River Basin Clean Water Fund, Federal Fund, Other Snapshot
Featured Plant: Prairie violet (PDF) Featured Plant
Neighborhood connections aid gardeners (PDF) Statewide Environment and Natural Resources Trust Snapshot
Pickerel Lake focus, collaboration in the Shell Rock River Watershed District (PDF) Freeborn Lower Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota River Basin Clean Water Fund, Federal Fund, Other Conservation Story