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 15, 2016. (Third Thursday of the Month)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Root River Watershed One Watershed, One Plan – Policy Committee will have their meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 9:00 at the Fillmore County Government Center in Preston, MN.

The 2017 Dodge SWCD Tree Order Form is out!  Check it out on the tree page.

Conservation Buffers

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:

For more information on conservation buffers click here…

The Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District Awarded Three Clean Water Fund Grants Totaling $228,225

Funded MDM Map 2016 Funded Projects Practices Map

 Dodge Soil and Water Conservation District 2015 Outstanding Conservationist of the Year


Lynn and Brenda Schmeling of Blooming Prairie, MN

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.

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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