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					  Rural Preserve Property Tax Program                                                          Website References                                     NRCS Job Sheets
   Operation & Maintenance (O&M)                                                                                                        Prescribed Burn:
                                                                                    MN Dept. of Revenue (DOR)                 
Operation & maintenance will include but not be limited to the following:                                                               Brush Management
                                                                                    MN Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR)
Limit disturbance of cover during the primary nesting season for wildlife (May                                                          pdf
1 – August 1).                                                                      Local SWCD Website Locator:
                                                                                  Forest Openings for Wildlife Habitat
Control all noxious and invasive weeds as identified by state and local laws,                                                           gs.pdf
by: a) treating with chemicals per label directions, or b) mow before seed          MN Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR)
heads form. When possible delay use of control measures until after August 1st                                 Forest Stand Improvement for Wildlife
to protect nesting wildlife. To benefit insect food sources for grassland nesting                                             
birds, spraying or other control of noxious weeds shall be done on a “spot”         MN DNR – Invasive Species
                                                                               Grassland Improvement for Wildlife
basis to protect forbs and legumes that benefit native pollinators and other                                                  
wildlife.                                                                           MN Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)    nd.pdf
                                                                                                                                        Wildlife Food Plot
Periodically inspect for rilling, gullying, and concentrated flow erosion to
                                                                                    University of MN Extension – Woodland Stewardship
ensure that objectives are achieved and resource damage is minimized. Repair                                                            t.pdf
disturbed areas and re-vegetate areas that may need to have permanent cover.
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Periodic burning, mowing, or tree thinning when necessary to maintain the                                                     
health of the plant/tree community. Consult your local Soil and Water
Conservation District (SWCD), Natural Resources Conservation Service                                                                    List of invasive job sheets on eFOTG
(NRCS) and/or Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forester for                                                              
assistance.                                                                                                                             Click on Section IV then click on Job sheet and scroll
                                                                                                                                        down to Invasive Job sheets (alphabetically)

 Cost Share Programs Available To Assist You!
                   SWCD                                      NRCS                                    For more information on Conservation Programs
                                                                                                           available in your County, contact:
              State Cost Share                     EQIP - Environmental
                                                  Quality Incentives Program           SWCD: (Local Phone Number) BWSR: (Local Phone Number)
          Native Buffer Program                                                        NRCS: (Local Phone Number)     DNR: (Local Phone Number)
                                                   WHIP – Wildlife Habitat                      Assessor’s Office: (Local Phone Number)
         Coop. Weed Management                      Incentives Program                         Recorder’s Office:   (Local Phone Number)
                MN Conservation Funding Guide:

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