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Conservation agriculture for future generations

Conservation agriculture (CA) Conservation agriculture evolved in North America following the devastating erosion and social upheavals of the 1930"s "dust bowls". Conservation agriculture started with simple, local innovations to mitigate soil erosion, progressed through various stages of improved soil management to no-tillage systems, then to conservation tillage systems, resulting finally in the more comprehensive Conservation ...more »

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HIstorical Water and Wetland Mapping

Wetlands are the filters or kidneys of our lakes, rivers and groundwater. Restoring wetlands will functionally clean water more than most buffers..especially drained ag wetlands. Interpretation and mapping of historical aerial photos going back to the 1920's will help identify the degraded or destroyed wetlands and former lakes. The DNR should lead an effort to dig into this archive of imagery to find potential restoration ...more »

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Water and Landscape Remote Sensing Dynamics

Minnesota continues to be a leader in mapping and monitoring our wetlands. The state was one of the first to be mapped by the NWI program in the 1970s and is now being updated through substantial support by the LCCMR to the MN DNR. The mapping update will be completed around 2018. The state is about 1/2 complete. This was done with the University of Minnesota , Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab, Ducks Unlimited, ...more »

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