Guidance coming soon.
Web-based Conservation Tracking System Development
Progress reporting made easier
Dating back as early as 1986, the Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) has required reports from local units of government that indicate progress made in protecting the state's resources. Throughout the years, the method to complete this reporting has changed, first from paper reports (1986-1996), to floppy disk submission (1997-2002) and finally to the online eLINK database (2003-2012).
Based on feedback and assistance from local government partners, BWSR is now leading development of a new web-based system to track statewide conservation projects and activities.
As of May 2013:
- The old eLINK4Web went offline on March 15.
- New eLINK, with all previous reporting and data, will become available later this month.
- Training dates for the new system can be found on the BWSR Training page.
Additionally, the development team has provided:
- eLINK Featured Story – August 2012
- Conservation Tracking History and the need for improvement - June 2012
- Project update / milestones - October 2012
Pollution Reduction Calculators
- Septic System Improvement Estimator
- Septic System Improvement Estimator Users Guide
- Download BWSR Water Erosion Pollution Reduction Estimator
- Instructions for using BWSR spreadsheet Pollution Reduction Estimator (Sept. 2009)
- RUSLE 2 (ARS) program and guidance
- MinnFARM (University of Minnesota Extension - Manure Management and Air Quality Education and Research)
- NRCS Field Office Technical Guide - Section 1C (Erosion Prediction)
- Wind Erosion Equation
- Wind Erosion Prediction System
eLINK Data Download
- eLINK Project Points (statewide project point locations - zipped shapefile) - Updated October 24, 2011