Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation

Find Blue Earth County Minnesota soil and water conservation offices (SWCS). Soil and water conservation offices provide information about water pollution, water management and how to save water, wildlife conservation, and soil erosion.


Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation 1160 South Victory Drive Mankato MN 56001 507-345-4744


About Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation

Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation Districts are government agencies that provide information on conservation and management for soil, water, and related natural resources in Blue Earth County, MN. Their mission is to protect and improve Blue Earth County soil and water resources as well as conserve land, water, forests, and wildlife. In addition, Soil and Water Conservation District Associations and the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) provide conservation support on the local Blue Earth County level.

You may contact Soil and Water Conservation Districts for questions about:
  • Blue Earth County Soil and Water conservation programs
  • Natural resources in Blue Earth County, Minnesota
  • Conservation practices
  • Blue Earth County soil and water surveys
  • The Soil and Water Conservation Act
Blue Earth County Soil and Water Protection

Offices charged with Soil and Water Conservation in Blue Earth County develop, implement, and enforce policies to protect natural resources. This can include issues that affect Blue Earth County farmers and ranchers, such as policies for grazing, animal waste, and soil erosion, as well as regulations on pest and nutrient management. They also enforce Blue Earth County erosion control and management practices for construction and mining, including efforts to protect water quality. Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Blue Earth County monitor and protect ground and surface water, including regulating Blue Earth County water pollution and stormwater runoff.

Conserving Water & Reducing Soil Erosion

Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation agencies also provide financial and technical support for conservation efforts. This includes programs for conserving water, reducing soil erosion, and improving water quality, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Additional programs provide support for existing conservation systems in Blue Earth County. Cost-sharing programs to install conservation systems as well as access to Blue Earth County grant funding for soil and water conservation.

Conservation Education Programs in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Blue Earth County Soil and Water Conservation Districts provide educational programming on conservation. Many state Soil and Water Conservation agencies offer programming on irrigation, water management, and practices to limit soil erosion for local farmers and landowners. The SWCS also offers training and professional development for conservationists, educates policy makers on conservation practices, and helps implement policies that conserve resources.

Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act

At the Federal level, the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act of 1977 gave the Department of Agriculture (USDA) authority over Soil and Water Conservation Offices, including conservation, protection, and enhancement of soil and water resources. Blue Earth County USDA Offices monitor soil and water trends, recommends policies, and develops the national Soil and Water Conservation program in Blue Earth County. The USDA also runs the Conservation Innovation Grants program.