Providing Leadership in Natural Resource Protection for Over 75 Years!

OFFICE HOURS:  7:30 AM – 4:30 PM    Monday to 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 Tuesday, December 20, 2022. (Third Tuesday of the Month)


Our 2023 Tree Order Form is ready! Click here to see more information.


David Copeland, Board Conservationist, MN Board of Water and Soil Resources, presented an award to Larry Scherger, Board Chair, in recognition of 75 years bringing water management and land conservation to the people and lands of Dodge County on June 21, 2022.

 

The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District opened its doors in 1947 to be of service to landowners in Dodge County.


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.

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 Street S.E.
Dodge Center, MN 55927
(507) 374-6364 ext. 3

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 Tuesday, December 20, 2022. (Third Tuesday of the Month)