The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources is seeking to develop or acquire wetland credits for the Local Government Road Wetland Replacement Program. Opportunities are available for landowners, local governments and other partners interested in restoring wetlands to generate wetland credits and for current wetland bank account holders interested in selling deposited credits.
Wetlands that are filled or drained must be replaced under state and federal wetland law. Several BWSR programs work to restore wetlands, some of which are then designated as wetland mitigation credits. These credits are deposited into the state wetland bank, which can be used by local road authorities to obtain state and federal wetland permits for qualifying road improvement projects.
How to apply
Application materials and additional information about the request for proposals and the easement sign-up are available on BWSR’s website: www.bwsr.state.mn.us. Applications for any of the participation options are due at 2:30 p.m. on April 7, 2021. Specific questions can be directed to your local soil and water conservation district, or BWSR program staff listed on the LGRWRP program website.