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RIM Wild Rice Conservation Easements

The RIM Wild Rice Conservation Easement Program protects wild rice lakes through permanent conservation easements on privately owned lands. This program is only available in the following eleven counties: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, St. Louis, and Wadena. BWSR has received this funding through the Outdoor Heritage Fund (from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment).

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2016 Landowner Application Process

SWCD Guidance Materials

This guidance documentation outlines the enrollment criteria and conditions that will govern the sign-up for this RIM Reserve conservation easement program. This guidance should be considered additive to existing RIM policy and procedure.


Landowner Application Materials Required


Promotional Materials

BWSR’s June 2015 Feature on the RIM Wild Rice Program:


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