This searchable library contains stories from all of BWSR’s regular publications including Snapshots, Featured Plants, and Conservation Stories. Search by keyword, county, major watershed basin, publication date, funding source, or publication type. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact Mary Juhl.

Note: Staff continue to populate this webpage with BWSR’s full catalog of stories. Check back regularly for new content.

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Re-created stream contributes to water quality, quality of life

St. Paul Parks and Recreation, Capitol Region Watershed District staff’s Clean Water Fund supported work at Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary treats stormwater before it reaches the…

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Clay County farm family reaps long-term benefits of cover crops, no-till practices

Seeing was believing for a Clay County farm family who worked with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to try no-till and cover crops with EQIP assistance. Despite setbacks…

pipegras easement landscape

Rock County easements target nitrate reduction

Native grasses replacing row crops have shown the most dramatic results in efforts by Rock SWCD, Rock County, Rock County Rural Water, BWSR, state health and ag departments

douglas dairy

A dairy in transition

Pasture expansion, new manure storage system made possible by Clean Water Funds, NRCS assistance and help from Douglas SWCD staff will improve water quality in the Upper Chippewa River…

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Story Date
Story Title Video Link County Major Watershed Basin Funding Sources Publication Type
Banking on the road bank program (PDF) St. Louis Great Lakes Basin, Rainy River Basin Other Snapshot
Restored wetland abates flooding, aids wildlife (PDF) Freeborn Lower Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota River Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Bolstering buffers in Waseca County (PDF) Waseca Lower Mississippi River Basin, Minnesota River Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Restoring the Wild Rice River (PDF) Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman Red River of the North Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Featured Plant: American pasqueflower (Anemone patens) (PDF) Featured Plant
Crow Wing SWCD’s targeted approach gains deeper rewards (PDF) Crow Wing Upper Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Red Lake SWCD's Clearwater focus (PDF) Red Lake Rainy River Basin, Red River of the North Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Protecting Del Clark Lake's water quality (PDF) Yellow Medicine Minnesota River Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Wetland trifecta: habitat, park, roads (PDF) Anoka Upper Mississippi River Basin Environment and Natural Resources Trust Snapshot
Featured Plant: Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea) (PDF) Featured Plant
Lake Augusta delisting reflects trend (PDF) Meeker, Stearns, Wright Upper Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund Conservation Story
Red Lake County SWCD projects save topsoil, improve river’s water quality (PDF) Red Lake Red River of the North Basin Clean Water Fund Conservation Story
Lawns to Legumes: Pollinator protection by the yard (PDF) Statewide Statewide Other Snapshot
Shingle Creek's linked restorations (PDF) Hennepin Upper Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Live stakes: How to expand shrubbery (PDF) Statewide Statewide Other Snapshot
Lake Augusta delisting reflects trend (PDF) Wright Upper Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund Snapshot
Building landscape resiliency via water storage (PDF) Statewide Statewide Other Snapshot
Featured Plant: Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum) (PDF) Featured Plant
Optimizing cover crops for forage, fertilizer, soil health (PDF) Goodhue Lower Mississippi River Basin Conservation Story
Beyond clarity: SWCD’s targeted approach yields deeper rewards (PDF) Crow Wing Upper Mississippi River Basin Clean Water Fund Conservation Story