Programs / Services

Available Services & Programs
Following is a list of some of the programs and services provided by the Clay Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). 

All programs and services of the Clay SWCD and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.
  1. Agriculture

    Rural landowners in Clay County who need financial assistance to install Agricultural Best Management Practices (Ag BMPs) can inquire about a low interest loan at the Clay Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Office.

  2. Conservation Tree Program

    Each year the Clay Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) offers Trees - Conservation Tree Program thousands of trees to Clay County landowners at inexpensive prices.

  3. Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)

    The Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) is a voluntary program that focuses on using grasses and trees to protect soil, improve air and water quality, and enhances fish and wildlife habitat through the use of buffers, filter strips, and windbreaks.

  4. Erosion Control & Water Management Program

    Effective 2014, the Erosion Control and Water Management Program was created, through Minnesota Statutes §103C.501, to provide funds to Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to share the cost with the land occupier of conservation practices for erosion control, sedimentation control or water quality improvements that are designed to protect, and improve soil and water resources.

  5. Feedlot Program

    The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will assist feedlot operators with registration, questions pertaining to feedlot regulations and check out compliance when complaints are received.

  6. Mn Ag Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP)

    The MAWQCP is a voluntary opportunity for farmers and agricultural land owners to take the lead in implementing conservation practices to protect our water.

  7. No-Till / Minimum-Till Drill Rental Program

    The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Office has 2 John Deere 15-foot no-till drills available for rent to Clay County landowners.

  8. Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Program

    The Reinvest In Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Program strives to protect and improve water quality by encouraging landowners to retire environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production.

  9. Water Resource Programs

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