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State Programs

State Cost-Share - Through the State Cost Share Program, landowners or occupiers can request financial and technical assistance from the SWCD office to implement state approved conservation practices. Eligible practices include: grassed waterways, terraces, grade stabilization structures, and water & sediment control basins. The Cost Share Program provides up to 65 percent of the total eligible costs of a conservation practice.

Federal Programs

 For Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs like:    Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlilfe Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP),         [Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) (Farm Service Agency - Program)] see link to Minnesota NRCS website:

Other Cooperative Programs

Rain gauge monitoring program                                                          DNR well monitoring program                                                          Tillage transect survey program (every other year)                         Woodchip bio-filter  ( nitrate reducing ) monitoring program                  Hiawatha Valley R C & D Council                                                   Zumbro Watershed Partnership  ( ZWP )                                              Cedar River Watershed District                                                        Dodge County Water Management Plan                                        Wetland Conservation Act ( WCA )