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Soil and water conservation districts​ provide a range of services, including but not limited to:

  • provide technical expertise, including knowledge of local resources, perform technical evaluations​ and certifications, assess concerns, and provide oversight in survey, design, and construction of​ conservation practices.
  • provide information and education outreach, including increasing landowner awareness and​ knowledge of soil and water conservation program opportunities to protect soil and water resources and​ publicizing the benefits of soil and water conservation to the general public.
  • administer projects and programs, including but not limited to the nonpoint source pollution​ abatement program; reinvest in Minnesota reserve conservation easements program; disaster response; local​ water management and comprehensive watershed management planning programs; and projects related to​ floodplains, lakes, streams and ditches, wetlands, upland resources, and groundwater resources, to maintain​ and improve the quality, quantity, distribution, and sustainability of natural resources, including surface​ water, groundwater, soil, and ecological resources.
In addition to any other duties prescribed by law, soil and water conservation​ districts must implement soil and​ water conservation policy of the state as stated in section 103A.206.

Learn more: Minnesota Statutes 2022, Chapter 103C (