In this issue:

Irrigating to conserve water, save money, aid the environment

East Otter Tail SWCD’s work with farmers to fine-tune irrigation draws from BWSR and Minnesota Department of Agriculture Clean Water Funds, plus EQIP assistance from NRCS. Clean water and crop yields both benefit.

‘Next Wise Steps’ guides outreach

Recommendations center on achieving stronger, more collaborative water restoration and protection by addressing staffing needs, shared services, communications assets and targeted outreach.

BWSR seeks proposals for wetland restoration

BWSR is seeking proposals to generate new wetland banking credits to offset impacts to wetlands. These credits will be used by the Local Government Road Wetland Replacement Program (LGRWRP), which provides credits to local road authorities for qualifying road improvement projects. 

A digital approach to soil assessment

The Daily Erosion Project automates collection of critical data on the status of Minnesota's soils. Satellite imagery and modeling can save time, money and improve data reliability. The Daily Erosion Project is a collaborative effort among BWSR, the University of Minnesota and Iowa State University.