Partner Links

USDAThe United States Department Of Agriculture

NRCS strives to improve, protect, and conserve natural resources on private lands through a cooperative partnership with local and state agencies. We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

FSAMinnesota Farm Service Agency

Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.

Web Soil SurveyWeb Soil Survey

Access the most current soils maps and soils information for Chippewa County. Click on  WEB INSTRUCTIONS for a step-by-step how-to-guide.

Chip Cty Local Water Resources Protection and ManagementChippewa County Local Water Resources Protection and Management

The Chippewa County Local Water Management Plan is administered by the Land and Resource Management Office.  The Chippewa SWCD has adopted the Local Water Management Plan as its official Comprehensive Long Range Plan.

MASWCDMinnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

The MASWCD is a non-profit organization which exists to provide leadership and common voice for the Minnesota SWCD’s and to maintain a positive, results-oriented relationship with rule making agencies, partners, legislators; expanding education opportunities for the SWCD’s so they may carry out effective conservation programs.

Board of Water and Soil Resources

BWSR 2The Minnesota BWSR is the state’s administrative agency for 91 soil and water conservation districts, 46 watershed districts, 23 metro-watershed management organizations, and 80 county water managers.  The agency’s purpose, working through local government, is to protect and enhance the state’s soil and water resources by implementing the policy, comprehensive local water management, and the Wetland Conservation Act as it relates to the 41.7 million acres of private land in Minnesota.


National Association of Conservation Districts

The NACD is the nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts.  NACD’s mission is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.


Hawk Creek Watershed ProjectHawk Creek Watershed Project

The Hawk Creek Watershed Project’s mission statement is to improve the water quality/quantity issues in the watershed while also promoting a healthy agricultural, industrial and recreational based economy for the region.

Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment

The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment (Legacy Amendment) was voted into the Minnesota Constitution to: protect drinking water sources; to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands, prairies, forests, and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve arts and cultural heritage; to support parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater. For more information please click the link above.