MISSION STATEMENT

"To Promote Conservation of Natural Resources through Education, Technical Assistance, & Stewardship."



OFFICE LOCATION

Pipestone County Conservation & Zoning

119 2nd Ave. S.W. Suite #13

Pipestone, MN 56164


HOURS OF OPERATION

8:00am to 4:30pm  Monday - Friday

Phone: 507-825-1185

Fax: 507-825-6782


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.

Implementation deadlines:

  • Nov 1, 2017: 50-foot average width, 30-foot minimum width, buffers must be in place on lands adjacent to public waters and identified and mapped on the buffer map.
  • Nov. 1, 2018: 16.5-foot minimum width buffers must be in place on lands adjacent to public ditches as identified and mapped on the buffer map.


Interactive Buffer Map

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.

District

2016

Buffers

Newsletter

Partnership

  • Environmental Education
  • Landowner Technical Assistance
  • Wetland Conservation Act
  • Tree Program
  • No-Till Seeding Program
  • Feedlot
  • Septic
  • Recycling & Solid Waste
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Weed Inspecting
  • MN Ag Water Quality Certification Program

Our Programs:


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.