Accelerated Landowner Contacts and BMP Advancement in the Chippewa River Watershed's Lower Shakopee Creek
This project will provide the means to establish landowner relationships necessary for implementation of conservation practices and utilize the array of targeting tools available for the prioritization of projects that will provide the most measurable pollutant reductions.
LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS
The Lower Shakopee Creek has proportionally higher pollutant contributions than any other tributary in the Chippewa River Watershed, and lower than average implementation of conservation practices. Establishing relationships with agricultural landowners is critical for overcoming barriers to participation. In order to make measurable pollutant reductions, Chippewa River Watershed Project staff will increase one-to-one landowner contacts, program promotion, and Best Management Practice site identification. The increase in landowner contacts made possible through this grant will result in 15 new projects/practices over the three-year period.