Buffer Law Informational Meetings

Attention Brown County Landowners. The Brown Soil & Water Conservation District welcomes you to come join us for an informational meeting regarding the Minnesota Buffer Law. The Brown SWCD, in partnership with local NRCS, FSA and Brown County staff, will…Continue Reading →


Brown SWCD is now accepting tree orders for the 2017 planting season. Order deadline is Friday, February 17, 2017 or until stock is depleted. Trees are sold on a first come, first served basis. We have several hardwood and evergreen…Continue Reading →

Gary Rathman Named Gold Standard Landowner

Congratulations to Brown SWCD Supervisor, Gary Rathman, on being named a Pheasants Forever Gold Standard Landowner! GARY RATHMAN – GOLD STANDARD LANDOWNER Article By Dustin Van Thuyne, Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist Born and raised in Brown County, Minnesota,…Continue Reading →


BUCKTHORN – WHAT IS IT? By Greg Tennant, Brown County Master Gardner There are two types of buckthorn common in Minnesota. The common, or European and the glossy buckthorn.  Both are considered to be non-native invasive species. They were brought here…Continue Reading →

Cost Share Funds Available

Cost share funds are currently available to install erosion control and water management practices in Brown County.   Practices can include:  grassed waterways, terraces, riparian buffer strips, streambank, shoreland and roadside projects,  critical area stabilization, sediment retention, erosion or water control structures,…Continue Reading →