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Natural Resource Management: Farmland and Natural Areas Program


What is the Farmland and Natural Areas Program (FNAP)?

The Dakota County Farmland and Natural Areas Program (FNAP) is a voluntary program in which Dakota County and other partners work with willing landowners to achieve mutual land protection and natural resource stewardship goals through the acquisition of conservation easements or fee title. The overall goal of the program is to protect large, contiguous, agricultural areas, while providing water quality and wildlife habitat benefits; and to protect, connect and manage priority natural areas.

How is the Soil and Water Conservation District involved?
District staff work with County staff to generate property reports and maps, stewardship plans, conduct field reviews and buffer staking, and provide technical assistance on vegetative seeding and management plans.


FNAP Vegetative Management Plan

FNAP Propert Report

Links:

Dakota County Farmland and Natural Area Program