Ag BMP Program
Low interest loan program to encourage agricultural best management practices that prevent or reduce runoff from feedlots and farm fields and other pollution problems. Read More>

Ag Weed Inspecting
The County Agricultural Inspector works cooperatively with township supervisors to enforce all laws and rules dealing with seeds and noxious weeds in Wadena County. Read more for links to the Minnesota Noxious Weed Program and listing of noxious weeds found in the county. Read More>

A "buffer" means an area consisting of perennial vegetation, excluding invasive plants and noxious weeds, adjacent to all bodies of water within the state. Buffers protect the water resources of the state from runoff pollution, stabilizes soils, shores, and banks, and protects or provides riparian corridors. Read More>

Education Programs
Conservation Days, Envirothon, Poster & Essay Contest, and Soil Stewardship Week. Read More>

The Wadena SWCD has been delegated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to carry out the Feedlot Program. Read more for links to the MPCA Feedlot Program and description of the County Feedlot Officer's duties. Read More>

Forest Management
We work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division to provide forest stewardship plans to Wadena County landowners. Read More>

Individual Sewage Treatment System
Individual sewage treatment system loan program information. We work with Region 5 Development Commission in Staples and Wadena County Planning & Zoning to provide 3% loans to replace non-compliant septic systems in the county. Read More>

The Soil Survey of Wadena County is a publication available free to all landowners. Includes a link to current soils information. Read More>

State Cost Share
This program provides up to 75% cost share to install conservation practices that control soil erosion and reduce sedimentation. Read More>

Tree Program
Find out more about the tree program. Tree handbook, tree and shrub descriptions, tree order form, online tree store. Read More>

Water Resources
County water plan, healthy lakes and rivers program, lake data, lake and stream monitoring, nitrate clinics, rain gauge monitoring, and well monitoring. Read More>

Purpose of the Wetlands Conservation Act and functions of wetlands. Read More>

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