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Agriculture Resource Management: Conservation Easement Programs

The Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) works with landowners who are interested in improving water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat on their property. There are a variety of federal, state, and county assistance programs available to landowners to achieve these goals:

Dakota County Farmland and Natural Areas Program
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (BWSR)
Reinvest in Minnesota (BWSR)

USDA Easement Programs:

Conservation Reserve Program (FSA)
Grassland Reserve Program (NRCS)
Wetlands Reserve Program (NRCS)

Financial Incentive Programs:

Federal Financial Assistance