Buffer Cost Share and Extensions

EXTENSIONS

Buffer extensions are available on protected waters only. Protected waters are to be seeded by November 1, 2017. If you may need an extension please submit a written request to the Chippewa SWCD Board of Supervisors. Please include a location/map, the reason for needing the extension, and your plan for becoming compliant. Extensions give landowners until July 1, 2018 to be in compliance.

Extension requests will be reviewed by the board and landowners will be notified of approval and/or denial. All extension requests should be either mailed to or dropped off at the Chippewa SWCD office on or before September 29, 2017 to allow the board time to approve or deny them prior to the November 1st deadline.

The Chippewa SWCD office address is: 629 N. 11th Street, Suite 7, Montevideo, MN 56265.

BUFFER COST SHARE

Buffer cost share is now available for both protected waters and county ditches. Buffer cost share in Chippewa County will be $300 per acre. Cost share is to be used for seed, seeding, and maintenance of the buffer. Cost share is available only one time per acre. The acres allowed for cost share are only those needed to bring the landowner into compliance with the buffer law.  If you are interested please contact the office to be put on the list as there are a limited amount of funds available. Cost share will be paid out after the buffer has been established and approved by the Chippewa SWCD. Seed tags will be required to be turned in to the SWCD. The office can be reached by calling 320-269-2139 extension 3.