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BWSR Strategic Plan

Mission statement: "Improve and protect Minnesota's Water and Soil Resources by working in partnership with local organizations and private landowners"

Beliefs, Strategic Issues and Strategies, and Next Steps. (Updated January 25, 2012) - Read the BWSR Strategic Plan

BWSR Snapshots newsletter

As part of an effort to better communicate with our local partners, BWSR sends its newsletter, Snapshots, electronically each month to share conversation stories from around the state. You can find the Snapshots archive here.

To stay up to date on the latest news, subscribe to the BWSR Snapshots newsletter.


Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment

Riparian Buffers



Native Vegetation

Small image of Wetland Restoration Guide Vegetation page
The BWSR native vegetation / seed mixes page contains fact sheets and publications on establishing native vegetation in restored wetlands and grasslands.
The following BWSR-produced publications have been updated or replaced, and are no longer available on the BWSR website: "Restoring & Managing Native Wetland & Upland Vegetation" by Rober L. Jacobson (January 2006) and "Native Vegetation in Restored and Created Wetlands" by Daniel B. Shaw (September 2000). Please contact the BWSR webmaster if would like a copy of either of these publications.



U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and BWSR Report: Water-Quality and Biological Characteristics and Responses to Agricultural Land Retirement in Three Streams of the Minnesota River Basin, Water Years 2006–08

This project received funding from the Minnesota Environmental Trust Fund, as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). See the following documents related to this project (posted Sept. 24, 2008):



BWSR-Assisted Research Toward Conservation Outcomes -- summary of projects where BWSR collaborates with research institutions that are seeking to improve the environmental outcomes of conservation practices, especially those that protect and improve water quality.


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Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

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