Field to Stream Partnership Phase II Implementation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$804,385
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Fillmore SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
December 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Fillmore
Houston
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of MN 2015 1st Special Session Chapter 2, Article 2, Section 7
Appropriation Language

Projects and Practices 2016: Laws of MN 2015 First Special Session Chapter 2, Article 7, Section 7

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$804,385
Other Funds Leveraged
$483,600
Direct expenses
$804,385
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.01
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project's goal is a 20% reduction in nitrogen by 2020 which aligns with the MN Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) goal for a 20% nitrogen load reduction from ag watersheds by 2025. Estimated reductions of sediment by 1,504 tons/yr, phosphorus by 1,070 lbs/yr, and nitrogen by 15 lbs/yr are anticipated as a result of this project.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Fillmore SWCD are: Brian Hazel, Leonard Jr Leutink, Pamela Mensink, Timothy Gossman, Travis Willford
Project Overview

After 6 years of intensive baseline monitoring at 5 edge-of-field sites, 1 intermittent and 3 in-stream sites in 3 sub-watersheds representing the geomorphic regions of the Root River, the second phase of the project is well prepared for the implementation of BMPs. Continued monitoring will be used to measure the effectiveness of the BMPs for the next 6 years. In preparation for BMP implementation, extensive planning was completed using LiDAR terrain analysis and the Tomer Framework to prioritize practices. Following this analysis, 31 of 32 producers in two sub-watersheds cooperated in field walkovers to identify over 100 of the priority conservation practices they would be willing to implement on their farms to address critical source areas for sediment, nutrients and bacteria. The priority practices are grassed waterways, water and sediment control basins and feedlot runoff control projects.

Project Manager
First Name
Donna
Last Name
Rasmussen
Organization Name
Fillmore SWCD
Street Address
900 Washington St NW Box A
City
Preston
State
MN
Zip Code
55965
Phone
507-765-3878 x 3
Email
donna.rasmussen@fillmoreswcd.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp