Employment Opportunity

Brown Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is currently accepting job applications and resumes for a full-time District Technician.  The primary responsibility of this position will be to serve as the Buffer Law Compliance Coordinator for Brown SWCD.   This position includes…Continue Reading →

BUFFER MAP RELEASED

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On Tuesday, July 12 the DNR released an updated Buffer Map on their website showing public watercourses and public ditches that will be requiring buffers in accordance with the 2015 Buffer Law. They have deemed this map ready to start…Continue Reading →

Gary Rathman Named Gold Standard Landowner

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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 REMOVAL TOOL AVAILABLE

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 →

Conservation Buffers

WHAT IS A CONSERVATION BUFFER? Conservation buffers are small areas or strips of land in permanent vegetation placed in the landscape to help control pollutants and reduce other environmental concerns.  They are designed to slow water runoff, provide shelter and stabilize riparian areas.  Conservation…Continue Reading →