County Role and Responsibilities

Link to County Role and Responsibilities Handout (PDF)

Minnesota Statute

Link to State Statute


Find Buffer maps here


This Board of Water and Soil resources website provides a comprehensive overview and links to other resources for landowners.

Please also note PROPOSED APO Policy 8 and 9, depending on which jurisdiction elects enforcement, this could be the rules that govern compliance. They will not be finalized until July 1, 2017, and any comments on these should be sent to BWSR.


November 1, 2017 Public Waters Compliance
November 1, 2018 Public Ditches Compliance

Alternative Filed Practices

Statute and trainings indicate the NCRS field manual will be used to determine acceptable alternative filed practices. Find the manual on the United States Department of Agriculture website.