The Stevens County Board of Commissioners held a working session with members of the Stevens Soil and Water Conservation District yesterday to hammer out details on compliance of the state’s buffer law, which has a November 1 deadline. The district reported a 94% compliance rate among the 1600 parcels of property in the county. Technician Adam Erickson said only a handful of landowners are resistant, mostly along the DNR waterways.

The board agreed with the district members that if landowners are making a good faith effort to come in compliance, they could give landowners some months of leeway on the November deadline.

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