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.
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!
Bill Grantges, Itasca County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program Coordinator honored for his accomplishments
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’s 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.
The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) and the DNR awarded the Minnesota Outstanding Forest Steward award to Erik and Amanda Nelson family for their leadership and protection to forest resources. They were nominated by Itasca Soil and Water and NRCS.