YELLOW MEDICINE
 SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
1000 10th Avenue - Suite 3
Clarkfield MN  56223
Phone:  320-669-4442 Ext 3  FAX: 320-669-7525
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OFFICE HOURS:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OFFICE LOCATION:  Ag Service Center in Clarkfield, Minnesota
The Yellow Medicine Soil & Water Conservation District was duly organized as a governmental subdivision of this State, and a public body corporate and politic on the 17th day of April, 1950.  The SWCD works with landowners in both rural and urban settings to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources.  The SWCD is governed by locally elected officials and staffed by professionals dedicated to serving you – the public.
   
OUR MISSION
To provide technical, financial, and educational support to the public for the purpose of conserving and protecting soil, water, and other natural resources.
  BOARD MEETINGS
Board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at the SWCD office located in the Ag Service Center in Clarkfield, MN.  Meetings are open to the public.  Starting times vary depending on the time of the year.    Please check the agenda tab to see time of next scheduled meeting.
   
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SERVICES PROVIDED (See Programs and Services Button Above)


FOR INFORMATION ON ONE WATERSHED ONE PLAN FOR YELLOW MEDICINE WATERSHED CHECK OUT
AREA II WEBSITE:    WWW.AREA2.ORG
                            


WHAT IS A BUFFER ?
Conservation buffers are best described as strips or other areas of land in permanent vegetation that help control pollutants and manage other environmental concerns. Filter strips, riparian buffers (predominantly trees and shrubs next to water courses), field borders, grassed waterways, field windbreaks, shelterbelts, and contour grass strips are all examples of conservation buffers.

Buffers can be especially helpful to you in maintaining a productive, profitable, and responsible farming or ranching operation. Today, America's farms and ranches do more than produce crops and livestock. They play an important role in maintaining the environmental quality enjoyed by all citizens. Conservation buffers can help you protect soil, air, and water quality and improve fish and wildlife habitat...while you demonstrate your commitment to land stewardship.

WHERE ARE BUFFERS NEEDED? 
You can use conservation buffers along streams and around lakes or wetlands. They can also be installed within fields or at field edges. Buffers are most effective when they are combined with other practices, such as conservation tillage, nutrient management, and integrated pest management. Together, these practices can provide you with an effective, profitable conservation program.

RESOURCE INFORMATION ON BUFFERS:
Field Office Tech Guide; Section 4: http://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/treemenuFS.aspx
MN NRCS Financial Assistance: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/mn/programs/financial/
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) :  http://www.conservationinformation.org/Core4/Conservation%20Buffers/




 

 















 
 

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