Area GIS Technician for Targeting BMPs

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Area 6 - South Central Technical Service Area
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
McLeod
Nicollet
Renville
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Regular Session chapter 137
Appropriation Language

Accelerated Implementation Grant 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$64,380
Direct expenses
$250,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.26
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Funds will be used to hire a GIS technician.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Area 6 - South Central Technical Service Area are: Carol Krosch, Emily Javens, John Rollings, John Shanahan, William Gardner
Project Overview

South Central Technical Service Area (SCTSA) will use this Clean Water Fund grant to provide Soil and Water Conservation Districts and other local organizations in its eleven-county area with a Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician to assist in using available GIS information to target specific locations where Best Management Practices (BMPs) can be installed to help improve water quality. The GIS Technician will help to identify potential project locations, prioritize projects based on projected outcomes, and assist SCTSA and SWCD staff in preparing cost estimates and answering landowner questions. The GIS Technician will also be available to assist SCTSA staff in collecting survey data at sites, preparing construction plans, and overseeing construction of BMPs.

In addition, GPS equipment will be purchased to increase capacity to survey, design and inspect the construction of additional BMPs. The GPS survey equipment will allow one staff to collect site survey information instead of two. By allowing wider use of LiDAR data, the GPS survey equipment will also help increase the efficiency of the design process by correlating with LiDAR elevation data, allowing more practices to be designed.

Project Manager
First Name
Jerad
Last Name
Bach
Organization Name
Area 6 - South Central Technical Service Area
Street Address
1160 Victory Dr Ste 3
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
560015307
Phone
507-345-4744
Email
jerad.bach@blueearthswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp