Soil and Water Conservation Policy (Minnesota)

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Place Minnesota


Name Soil and Water Conservation Policy (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 Local

Program Administrator Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Opt-in: A map of districts can be found here:

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


This statute establishes that it is the responsibility of land occupiers to implement practices that conserve soil and water resources, and the policy of the state encourages them to do so.

Chapter 103C of the Minnesota Statutes establishes local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to implement these programs.


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

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 103A.206
Date Effective 2003
Date Enacted 1990

Authority 2: 103C