Grant SWCD
712 Industrial Park Blvd
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Grant County Buffers

Buffer Strips are a valuable conservation tool that help prevent soil loss, reduce nutrient/pesticide runoff, provide food for wildlife, and reduce maintenance costs for drainage systems.

To learn more about the conservation benefits of buffers or to find out about buffer requirements within Grant County  click the link below. 

Local Water Management Plan

The updated Local Water Management Plan (LWMP) identifies existing and potential problems and opportunities for protection, management and development of water resources and related land resources in Grant County.

Agricultural Best Management Practice Loan Program

The Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Fund (Ag.BMP) Program provides low interest financing for individuals to install conservation practices or purchase conservation tillage equipment. An annual allocation from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is available to farm operators and agricultural land owners for implementing water quality improvement projects.

Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM)/Conservation Easements

The Grant SWCD in partnership with the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) manages and implements the State of Minnesota RIM Reserve Program. 

State Cost Share

The State of Minnesota, through the Board of Water and Soil Resources, offers cost share to either compliment federal cost share or to help landowners who don’t have crop history or are otherwise ineligible for federal cost share.