MEETING LOCAL NEEDS
Today, districts work with landowners in both rural and urban settings to manage and conserve natural resources. Because Minnesota has a wide variety of landscapes and conservation needs, each district operates at the direction of five locally elected supervisors or board members. These local work plans allow SWCDs to specifically manage the
resources and serve the needs of users in their district. Because they are locally focused, resource management and protection occurs in good times and bad.
PRIVATE LANDS FOCUS SWCDs
Private Land Focus SWCD’s fill the crucial niche of providing soil and water conservation services to owners of private lands. Privately owned lands make up 78 percent of the land surface in Minnesota. Managing private lands, whether agricultural, forest, lakes or urban, in a way that promotes a sound economy and enhances natural resources is key to Minnesota’s environmental health.
EFFECTIVE PROGRAM DELIVERY