The next regular monthly meeting of the Redwood SWCD Board of Supervisors will be Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Ag Service Center.
(Agenda will be posted approximately 1 week prior to the meeting date)
Commitment to Conservation
Redwood SWCD ready to enroll CRP acres
Continuous enrollment opened December 9th, 2019, along with general sign-up for CRP.
Redwood County enrolls first parcel of land statewide in CREP III.
June 18, 2018 Redwood SWCD hosted a CREP Ceremony to honor the first recorded easement under CREP III. Robert and Cathy VanderLinden, Judy VanderLinden, Warren Liepitz, and Janet VanderLinden have installed a buffer along a portion of a ditch enrolled in CREP. Thus making these the first and second recorded easements in the State of Minnesota under CREP III.
Follow the link to listen to the interview with Redwood SWCD's Conservation Specialist.
2018 Conservation Farmer
Redwood SWCD selected Bruce and Ann Tiffany as our 2018 Conservationists. They operate a large grain operation on the banks of the Redwood River, raising corn and soybeans. Bruce started farming at the young age of eleven when he rented his first 20 acres and has been farming for the last 50 years. Over the years, they have maintained and extended the riparian areas and buffers along the Redwood River. They have also constructed nine erosion control structures on their operation. Bruce and Ann are dedicated advocates in the Ag community as well as the general Redwood Falls area. The Tiffany’s understand that conservation benefits the land and are very willing to share their story of farming and conservation with anyone willing to listen.
Minnesota Buffer Law and Implementation
Require a 50-foot average width, 30-foot minimum width, continuous buffer of perennially rooted vegetation.
Buffers are measured from the top or crown of the bank. Where there is no defined bank, measurement must be from the edge of the normal water level.
Buffers must be in place by November 1, 2017
Public Drainage Systems
Requires a minimum of 16.5 feet of buffer.
Buffers are measured from the top or crown of the bank.
Buffers must be in place by November 1, 2018.
From left to right: Supervisor Jeff Potter, Brian Timm, Bruce Tiffany, District Administrator Marilyn Bernhardson and Resource Specialist Brian Pfarr.
Stay tuned for additional information prior to May 1st