Protecting Highly Erodible Lands with Conservation Planning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$145,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Fillmore SWCD
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Fillmore
Houston
Mower
Appropriation Language

Soil Erosion and Drainage Law Compliance 2014

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$145,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$36,250
Direct expenses
$145,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
1.09
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Hiring a conservation planning specialist

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

This project will, over a 27 month period, fund a 0.75 Full Time Equivalent Conservation Planning Specialist position to update approximately 400 United States Department of Agriculture Highly Erodable Lands conservation plans on 40,000 acres in high priority areas within the Root River watershed. Currently, only 5% of the USDA conservation plans -approximately 40 per year - are being checked for compliance, and this project will increase that number to 150 or more per year. The planning process offers an opportunity to identify conservation needs and implement practices that reduce soil erosion on the agricultural land and benefit downstream water quality.

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