The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) visited parts of six Minnesota counties (Big Stone, Stevens, Swift, Grant, Otter Tail, Douglas) that are part of the Pomme de Terre Watershed during its annual board tour this past Wednesday . The tour offered board members and staff an opportunity to see firsthand how partnerships between local conservation staff and landowners are making a difference in communities across Minnesota. Board tour destinations rotate each year to highlight different regions of the state.

The Board visited sites identified as priority areas by the watershed’s One Watershed, One Plan planning partnership. One Watershed, One Plan offers an alternative to the traditional project-by-project approach by enabling a collaboration of local governments to pursue timely solutions based on a watershed’s highest priority needs. Tour stops included a stream barb project at Stone’s Mill dam in Stevens County, the Drywood Creek restoration in Swift County, conservation easements in multiple counties, soil health plots in Grant County and more.

Photos from the Board Tour can be found on Facebook.

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