TSA 5 Accelerated Implementation of priority sub-watersheds

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$250,000
Fund Source
Clean Water Fund
Recipient
Area 5 - Southwest Prairie 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
Cottonwood
Jackson
Lac qui Parle
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Rock
Yellow Medicine
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
$62,500
Direct expenses
$250,000
Administration costs
$2,822
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.13
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Targeted watershed analysis.

Source of Additional Funds

LOCAL LEVERAGED FUNDS

Recipient Board Members
Members for Area 5 - Southwest Prairie Technical Service Area are: Arland Moger, Gary Brinks, Paul Posthuma, Roger Steinman, Shannon Cohrs
Project Overview

The Southwest Prairie Technical Service Area 5 (SWPTSA), located in the southwest corner of Minnesota, encompasses 11 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs): Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Yellow Medicine. This project will protect natural resources within the three major river basins of Minnesota, Missouri and Des Moines Rivers. The SWPTSA will assist member SWCDs in locating and identifying priority subwatersheds that have soil erosion and water quality issues using terrain analysis.

This project will also hire a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist to develop Stream Power Indexes, Wetness Index and RUSLE spatial analysis from the terrain analysis. This information will enable the SWCDs to identify options and cost estimates that will allow them to prioritize their conservation work with landowners.

An essential element of this project's success is buy-in from these landowners. This project will also include contracting with the University of Minnesota Extension for civic training for the SWCDs to help them be more effective in promoting needed best management practices and educating and engaging landowners about the resource concerns on their land.

Project Manager
First Name
Howard
Last Name
Konkol
Organization Name
Area 5 - Southwest Prairie Technical Service Area
Street Address
2740 22nd St Ste 3
City
Slayton
State
MN
Zip Code
56172
Phone
507-836-6990
Email
hkonkol@co.murray.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
NO
Conflict of Interest Contact

Nicole Clapp