2016 Erosion and Tillage Transect Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
University of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
Proposed
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Becker
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Cottonwood
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Houston
Isanti
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Lac qui Parle
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015, First Special Session, Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7(n)
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$500,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$500,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.5
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

County, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind

Project Overview

These funds are being used to systematically collect data and produce statistically valid estimates of the rate of soil erosion and tracking the adoption of high residue cropping systems in in the 67 counties with greater than 30% land in agricultural row crop production. Designed to establish a long term program in Minnesota to collect data and produce county, watershed, and state wide estimates of soil erosion caused by water and wind along with tracking adoption of conservation measures to address erosion.

Project Manager
First Name
Matt
Last Name
Drewitz
Organization Name
Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources
Phone
(507) 344-2821
Email
matt.drewitz@state.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp