Our Programs

Ag BMP Program

Low interest loan program to encourage agricultural best management practices that prevent or reduce runoff from feedlots and farm fields and other pollution problems. Read more >

Ag Weed Inspecting

The County Agricultural Inspector works cooperatively with township supervisors to enforce all laws and rules dealing with seeds and noxious weeds in Wadena County. Includes a link for the Minnesota Noxious Weed Program and listing of noxious weeds found in the county. Read more >

Drill Rental

We have a no-till Haybuster 107 for your seeding needs. Read more >

Education Programs

Annual banquet, Conservation Days, Envirothon, News, Poster & Essay Contest, and Soil Stewardship Week. Read more >

Feedlots

 The Wadena SWCD has been delegated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to carry out the Feedlot Program. Includes a link to the MPCA Feedlot Program and description of the County Feedlot Officer's duties. Read more >

Forest Stewardship

We work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Forestry Division to provide forest stewardship plans to Wadena County landowners.
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Individual Sewage Treatment System

Individual Sewage Treatment System loan program information. We work with Region 5 Development Commission in Staples and Wadena County Planning & Zoning to provide 3% loans to replace
non-compliant septic systems in the county.
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Soils

The Soil Survey of Wadena County is a publication available free to all landowners. Includes an on-line link to current soils information. Read more >

State Cost Share

This program provides up to 75% cost share to install conservation practices that control soil erosion and reduce sedimentation. Read more >

Tree Program

Tree ordering form, tree handbook, tree and shrub descriptions. Read more >

Water Resources

County water plan, healthy lakes and rivers program, irrigation management, lake data, lake and stream monitoring, nitrate clinics, rain gauge monitoring, and well monitoring. Read more >

Wetlands

Purpose of the Wetlands Conservation Act and functions of wetlands. Read more >