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 Grand Rapids, MN    
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What is Itasca Soil and Water Conservation District?

The Itasca SWCD is a local agency which provides access to conservation and resource management services. In cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, the District provides technical assistance, cost-sharing and natural resource management information and education. Urban and rural landowners, businesses, industry and agencies may request these services.
 
 

Invasive Species

To learn more about the threats Itasca County lakes face check out our educational information here.
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Events Calendar

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Shoreland Guide

To view or download a copy of the Shoreland Guide For Itasca County click here.
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Itasca SWCD News & Announcements

Itasca County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) recognized three individuals with the 2021 Award for Outstanding Community Conservation; Cavour Johnson, Luke Adam, and Bill Cromell

Are you a landowner who is interested in becoming a better steward of your woods?

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering a Master Woodland Owner Course in Itasca County starting in February 2022 and going to June 2022. This landowner education program teaches family forest owners the ins and outs of forest health, management for recreation and wildlife, monetizing your land, estate planning, and more!

The winter edition of the Itasca SWCD newsletter is now available!! Check it out to see what we've been up to!

The Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council (MISAC) bestowed Carol Mortensen Invasive Species Management Awards at their virtual Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference in November.  Bill Grantges, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator for the Itasca County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), received the 2020 Individual Achievement Award, in recognition of his efforts in managing Itasca County‚Äôs aquatic invasive species program.  Bill has been instrumental in making this program a success since its inception in 2014, and in successfully implementing and growing the program each year. 

Our Fee Schedule

Onsite Technical Assistance
$100
Shoreline Management
Raingardens
Shoreline Stabilization
Tree Plantings
Erosion
Stormwater Management
Forest Stewardship Plan
$250+ $6.50 Acre
Written Plan
Over 20 Acres
$350
Written Plan
Under 20 Acres
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What You Can Do To Stop Aquatic Invasive Species.

CLEAN all visible aquatic plants, zebra mussels, and other prohibited invasive species from watercraft, trailers, and water-related equipment before leaving any water access or shoreland.

DRAIN water-related equipment (boat, ballast tanks, portable bait containers, motor) and drain bilge, livewell and baitwell by removing drain plugs before leaving a water access or shoreline property. Keep drain plugs out and water-draining devices open while transporting watercraft.

DISPOSE of unwanted bait, including minnows, leeches, and worms, in the trash. It is illegal to release bait into a waterbody or release aquatic animals from one waterbody to another. If you want to keep your bait, you must refill the bait container with bottled or tap water.

 
 

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