"To Promote Conservation of Natural Resources through Education, Technical Assistance, & Stewardship."
Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning
119 2nd Ave. S.W. Suite #13
Pipestone, MN 56164
HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday
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Buffer Implementation Begins
July 12th, 2016 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released the official Minnesota Buffer Map. The Map contains water courses that are designated as public waters and ditches. Private landowners that own land with areas that are highlighted on the map will be contacted by the Pipestone SWCD office and assistance will be provided to ensure that all the landowners within the County become compliant with the new Buffer Law.
The Pipestone Conservation and Zoning Office was created by the merger of the Pipestone Soil and Water Conservation District and Pipestone County Zoning & Environmental Office. The Conservation & Zoning office is overseen by both the SWCD Board of Supervisors and the County Commissioners and works jointly with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to install conservation practices and provide technical assistance to producers who are willing to improve their operations and the land by eliminating pollution and runoff concerns.
Lots of Discussion in the State of Minnesota has been revolving around Buffers to improve Water Quality within the State. If you are interested in learning more Contact our office or click on the link below.
Looking for the latest News in Conservation, Check Here. Each year we Distribute Bi-Annual Newsletters to Rural Residents. Every Issue has detailed information on State and Federal Programs as well as information on the Latest Farming Practices.
This year Joel Talsma was chosen by the SWCD Board for the Conservation Farmer of the year Award. Joel is always ahead of the Farming trends and is very involved with Cover Crops and No-till Farming.
We work together to Put Conservation Practices on the Ground by utilizing State Funds and working Directly with Local Producers / Landowners and Area Engineers.