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Click on the link above to learn more about where the DNR is at with creating the Official State Buffer Map
Where can farmers find assistance?
Farmers may find information related to installing and funding buffer strips by contacting our office.
Information about funding through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is available from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) web site: www.nrcs.usda.gov
For more information on drainage ditch buffers, see the Board of Water and Soil Resources website for a copy of the 2006 Public Drainage Ditch Buffer Study www.bwsr.state.mn.us
Buffer Bill Common ?'s and Answers....
Conservation buffers are best described as strips or other areas of land in permanent vegetation that help control pollutants and manage other environmental concerns. Filter strips, riparian buffers (predominantly trees and shrubs next to water courses), field borders, grassed waterways, field windbreaks, and contour grass strips are all examples of conservation buffers.
Buffers can be especially helpful to you in maintaining a productive, profitable, and responsible farming or ranching operation. Today, America's farms and ranches do more than produce crops and livestock. They play an important role in maintaining the environmental quality enjoyed by all citizens. Conservation buffers can help you protect soil, air, and water quality and improve fish and wildlife habitat...while you demonstrate your commitment to land stewardship.
What are Minnesota’s requirements for buffers?
Listed below are the requirements for buffers under the shoreland management rules and the drainage law. Both of these sets of rules are managed by local governmental units:
For details on law changes in 2007, see Minnesota Statute 103E.021.
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