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.
Learn more: Minnesota Statutes 2022, Chapter 103C (mn.gov)