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Minn. River Board's Conservation Market plan is begining to take shape across the state


MONTEVIDEO -- What if it was possible to reduce the amount of pollution reaching a waterway by making it profitable for landowners to increase the acres of wildlife habitat in its watershed?

That's the promise of ecosystem credit trading, and why a team supported by the Minnesota River Board is working to create the Conservation Marketplace of Minnesota. It would play the role of linking those who could save money by buying eco-credits, and farmers who could profit by selling them.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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