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RIM Reserve Easements Introduction

Follow the simple three-step plan to create and analyze your own Minnesota RIM Reserve easements database. You can also examine all variables if you click on Individual Records. When you're ready to go, click Generate Report.

You’ll need to choose the geographic area you want covered, which data elements you want us to provide, and how you want us to display the data. You do this by first choosing your Boundaries (county, watershed…), then your Location (specific county and township/city), and finally your Attributes (year, summary level…).

Where appropriate, use Continue to move back to the main page and view your updated choices. To move back to the main page without making your changes take effect, press Cancel.

Under the RIM Reserve, the Board of Soil and Water Resources purchases limited-term or perpetual easements on environmentally sensitive land, removing them from agricultural production. You have access here to every active RIM Reserve easement purchased since the program's inception in 1987. Ten-year easements (an early program option) that have since expired are not presented here, nor are a very few flowage easements. The dataset includes joint NRCS/BWSR Wetland Preserve Program (WRP) easements, as well as joint USDA/BWSR Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) easements.

Click here for details on this and other BWSR programs..

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