Providing Leadership in Natural Resource Protection

OFFICE HOURS:  7:30 AM to 4:30 PM    Monday – Friday

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District will have their monthly board of supervisors meeting to be held at the Dodge Center Service Center, Dodge Center, MN, beginning at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (Third Thursday of the Month)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cedar River Watershed One Watershed, One Plan – Policy Committee will have their meeting on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 (Typically the 1st Wednesday of the month) at 1:00 in Austin, MN.


The 2019 Tree Order Form is now available

Dodge SWCD Tree Order Form 2019

Find more on our tree page.


Conservation Buffers

For more information on how the Dodge Soil and Water Conservation plans to monitor and track the Minnesota Buffer Law compliance in Dodge County, see the Dodge SWCD Buffer Law Monitoring and Tracking Plan.

Conservation buffers have been in the news lately.  Conservation buffers are strips or other areas with trees or grass that help control pollutants, erosion, or other environmental concerns.  Conservation buffers improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat by:

  • Slowing water runoff
  • Trapping sediment, fertilizers, pesticides, and dust
  • Protect wildlife and livestock from harsh weather
  • Reduce winds, noise and odors
  • Provide food, nesting cover and shelter for many wildlife species
  • Increase privacy and beautify the countryside

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released the Buffer Law Maps.  You can view the maps on the Minnesota DNR Buffer Law Page: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/buffers/index.html

For more information on conservation buffers click here…


VISION STATEMENT: The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District will be a visible leader in the proper management of Dodge County’s soil and water resources through its technical team providing education and implementation of the best management practices to ensure a healthy ecosystem.

contour strip

Dodge County Contour Strip.

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership in natural resource protection through promotion and implementation of soil and water’s best management practices.

 


The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District is located in the USDA Service Center:

916 2nd St. S.E.

Dodge Center, MN 55927

(507) 374-6364 ext. 3