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Non-Structural Land Management Program

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Kittson and Roseau Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) are offering the Non-Structural Land Management (NSLM) Program through the Two Rivers Plus Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan.

The primary goal of this program is to encourage landowners to try different land management practices that has less requirements than federal programs; thus, making it easier to enroll and maintain compliance.

 

Land management practices have multiple benefits such as preventing soil erosion, increasing soil fertility, improving soil quality, suppressing weeds, improving water management, breaking disease cycles, helping with pest management, increasing diversity, and wildlife habitat.

Roseau SWCD offers the Cover Crop Practice and Kittson SWCD offers Cover Crop and Conservation Tillage Practices, such as no-till, reduced till and strip till.  Contacts may be for one, two or three years. The maximum acres are 80 acres per practice.

1-Year Contract

Single Species Cover Crop: $25/acre

Multi-Species Cover Crop: $50/acre

Conservation Tillage Practice: $50/acre

2-Year Contract

Single Species Cover Crop: $35/acre

Multi-Species Cover Crop: $60/acre

Conservation Tillage Practice: $60/acre

3-Year Contract

Single Species Cover Crop: $45/acre

Multi-Species Cover Crop: $70/acre

Conservation Tillage Practice: $70/acre

To get more information or sign up for the NSLM Program, please stop by your local SWCD office or call Kittson SWCD at 218-843-2619 Ext 3 or Roseau SWCD at 218-463-1903.  

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