COVID-19 Response

We are still open for business.

Offices are closed to the public until further notice.  Exceptions will be made for Redwood County citizen/client transactions which require an in-person visit and cannot be postponed; these exceptions will require an appointment. 


Please give us a call at 507-637-5735 extension 3.

Current Events

The next regular monthly meeting of the Redwood SWCD Board of Supervisors will be Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.


Agenda for SWCD Board Meeting

(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.

For more information, go to

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.

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


Requirements of the Buffer Law

Public Waters

  • 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.

Conservation Reserve Enhancement (CREP)

Stay tuned for additional information prior to May 1st

Redwood SWCD 1241 E. Bridge Street, Suite C, Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Phone: (507) 637-2427 Ext 3 Fax: (507) 637-6002

The Redwood Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.