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State Funded Conservation Easements (RIM Reserve): Minnesota

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Description:
Conservation easements are a critical component of the state’s efforts to improve water quality by reducing soil erosion, phosphorus and nitrogen loading, and improving wildlife habitat and flood attenuation on private lands. Easements protect the state’s water and soil resources by permanently restoring wetlands, adjacent native grassland wildlife habitat complexes and permanent riparian buffers. In cooperation with county Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), BWSR's easement programs compensate landowners for granting conservation easements and establishing native vegetation habitat on economically marginal, flood-prone, environmentally sensitive or highly erodible lands.
Collection:
Minnesota Geospatial Commons
Place:
Minnesota, United States
Subjects:
Boundaries, Environment, and Planning and Cadastral
Year:
2018
Contributed by:
Minnesota
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