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BWSR Budget

State Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Biennial Budget

The Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) implements state soil and water conservation programs and wetland policies through a statewide partnership. The mission of the BWSR board and staff is to improve and protect Minnesota's water and soil resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners.

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The General fund is the State's primary revenue source fund, however the Board of Water and Soil Resources now receives the majority of its funding from the Clean Water Fund and Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Fund. The Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment was approved by voters in 2008. The below table shows the Clean Water Fund percentage of FY18-19 agency revenue to be 53%.

More information about the Legacy Amendment dollars appropriated to BWSR:

BWSR also has statutory authority to receive other funds, such as from other state agencies, the federal government, and other entities. The Other Funds category is made up of interagency transfers, federal funds, and special revenue funds.

All of the dollar amounts in the tables below are in thousands.

Chart showing BWSR FY2018-19 expenditures

Revenue for 2018-2019 biennium
General Fund 16% $28,475
Clean Water Fund 53% $95,508
Outdoor Heritage Fund 15% $27,733
LCCMR (Env. Trust Fund) 5% $9,269
Bonding Funds 8% $15,000
Other Funds 3% $5,192



Chart showing BWSR FY2018-19 expenditures

Expenditures for 2018-2019 biennium
Grants to Local Government Units 90% $163,451
Agency Operations 10% $17,726

Total Estimated Expenditures



For information on the above, please contact Jeremy Olson, Chief Financial Officer, at 651-282-2929.

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Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

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