Freeborn Co. Soil & Water
Conservation District
Established in 1948

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Services Provided by Freeborn County
Soil & Water Conservation District

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Engineering planning, layout and construction supervision of conservation practices such as waterways, water and sediment control basins, grade stabilizing structures and tile drainage.
 

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Administration of the State Cost-Share Program for conservation practices.
 

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Administration of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP II) Easement Program.
 

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Maintenance supervision and final practice application in the Minnesota River Watershed (CREP I) area in northwest Freeborn County.
 

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Farmstead and field windbreak design, species selection, tree sales, on site layout and planting equipment rental.
 

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Assisting with the implementation of the Ag Best Management Practices loan program.  These funds are made available through the State Revolving Fund and are administered by the MN Dept. of Ag.
 

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Assisting landowners with compliance issues with the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act (WCA) which was passed in 1991.  This may include reviewing maps, etc. to determine potential applicability of the Act or discussing alternatives in cooperation with the LGU.
 

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Conservation compliance planning and assistance with other aspects of the current Farm Bill.
 

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Consultations for the Rural Finance Authority Young Farmer Program.
 

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Conservation education projects, demonstrations, workshops and contests.

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Last modified: 05/12/16