Scenic River Protection Policy, Minnesota Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Minnesota)

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Place Minnesota


Name Scenic River Protection Policy, Minnesota Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Six Minnesota rivers contain segments designated as wild, scenic, or recreational; a list can be found on the DNR website:

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The State aims to preserve and protect Minnesota rivers and adjacent lands with outstanding scenic, recreational, natural, historical, scientific and similar values. Chapter 103F defines recreational, scenic, and wild rivers, and describes standards for a river management plan. More specific regulations can be found in the Minnesota Administrative Rules, chapter 6105.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 103A.208

Date Enacted 1990

Authority 2: 103F.301-345

Authority 3: Minnesota Administrative Rules

Authority 4 6105