State Funded Conservation Easements (RIM Reserve)

Conservation easements are a critical component of the state’s efforts to improve water quality by reducing soil erosion, phosphorus and nitrogen loading, and improving wildlife habitat and flood attenuation on private lands. Easements protect the state’s water and soil resources by permanently restoring wetlands, adjacent native grassland wildlife habitat complexes and permanent riparian buffers. In cooperation with county Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), BWSR's easement programs compensate landowners for granting conservation easements and establishing native vegetation habitat on economically marginal, flood-prone, environmentally sensitive or highly erodible lands.

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Last Updated February 7, 2019, 11:03
Created August 20, 2015, 10:01
dsCurrentRef February, 2019
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_bwsr/bdry_bwsr_rim_cons_easements/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2019-02-06 23:46:07
dsOriginator Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)
dsPeriodOfContent 2/6/2019
dsPurpose The purpose of this spatial data layer is to depict the approximate boundaries of lands protected by State of Minnesota conservation easements. Boundaries should be considered approximate and do not necessarily represent survey grade data. The data should be used for general planning purposes only. Those wishing to know the exact boundaries of any particular parcel of land that is protected due to its inclusion in the program should contact the State’s Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) to obtain the exact legal description of the easement. Any calculations related to the size of protected land parcels based on this data should be considered approximate as there are varying degrees of mapping accuracy contained within.

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