Project: Southeastern Minnesota water quality
This pilot provides a special focus on reducing pollutants to impaired
waters and evaluating results in the South Fork of the Root River.
Activities include targeting the delivery of farm programs to
efficiently restore impaired waters and prevent future impairments.
- Buffer bonus permits: Producers in the South Branch Root River Watershed Project area can receive bonus payments for practicing conservation tillage and nutrient management on crop land adjacent to conservation buffers that are along streams, sinkholes, and wetlands, September 6, 2005. (118 KB) | Publication details
- Forest stewardship plans: Stewardship plans give landowners management options to achieve the goals that they have for their wooded acres, September 6, 2005. (108 KB) | Publication details
- Hay set-aside program: The purpose of this program is to convert acres planted to row crops to permanent cover in targeted areas while allowing harvesting of the cover crop, September 6, 2005. (121 KB) | Publication details
- South Branch Root River watershed project brochure: The South Branch Root River watershed project is a focus area for the first three years of the Governorís Clean Water Initiative. Practices implemented in this watershed will be evaluated and, if successful, used in other areas to address sediment and bacteria problems, September 6, 2005. (179 KB) | Publication details
- Septic system replacement loans: The purpose of this program is to replace existing septic systems that are malfunctioning and releasing pathogens and excess nutrients into streams and ground water, September 6, 2005. (134 KB) | Publication details