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September 16, 2018
Commentary: Conservation groups urge lawmakers to reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund
September 16, 2018 - 9:25am
September 11, 2018
Sarah Curtis, left, shares the joy of seeing a monarch butterfly up close with Arlene Nack, a resident at an assisted living facility in Alexandria. Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
Flying free: Central Minn. woman helps save monarch butterflies
September 11, 2018 - 8:55pm
August 12, 2018
Warden Dave Sanda chats with Terry Bishop of Superior, left, and Rob Downs, of Wascott, on a recent morning. The two men were unloading their ATVs to start a ride on one of the many trails in Douglas County. John Myers / Forum News Service
Wisconsin warden comes home to work
August 12, 2018 - 7:00am
June 25, 2018
A pie chart from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service shows the break down of spending in the 2014 Farm Bill. Click to view full graphic
Why the farm bill should matter to you
June 25, 2018 - 7:35am
June 2, 2018
"Backwaters are my natural habitat," said Greg Seitz on the backwaters of the St. Croix River near Scandia and Marine on St. Croix on Friday, June 1, 2018. Seitz has paddled nearly every inch of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and plans to check his last 20 miles off this summer to mark the 50th anniversary of the riverway.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway celebrates 50 years
June 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
April 21, 2018
Volunteers cleaned up in and around the Red River in Fargo during the summer of 2017. River Keepers / Special to The Forum
10 simple ways to help save Earth
April 21, 2018 - 6:27am
March 26, 2018
Conservation push: Two ag groups support GROW Act
March 26, 2018 - 8:32am
March 10, 2018
Tribune file photo
State Senator Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, is chief author of the $113.9 million outdoor heritage bill in the senate, which allocates funds for a wide range of conservation projects across the state. A fishing pond is located in Lang's hometown of Olivia.
Lang carrying outdoor heritage bill in Senate
March 10, 2018 - 7:06am
February 24, 2018
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Dean Dambroten experimented with inter-seeding a cover crop on his Renville County farm.
Soil health gains traction in farm country: Reduced tillage, cover crops offer benefits
February 24, 2018 - 6:33am
February 3, 2018
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How the region's farmers and researchers are working to save bees
February 3, 2018 - 8:30am
January 29, 2018
Ryan Heiniger of Pheasants Forever says this is a good "after" example of a project his team has worked on.  The field still is a majority of cropland "but boundaries are square and clean and the marginal acres are ‘growing’ clean water, wildlife and still producing a profit for the landowner," he says. (Ryan Heiniger photo)
Precision ag tools can improve profitability, work with conservation
January 29, 2018 - 6:45am
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Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and his hunting companion taking a break during the 2015 Governor's Pheasant Opener near Montevideo. The commissioner released a survey in September that found 86 percent of users of wildlife management areas support ongoing acquisition of these public lands.
Meeker County Board splits twice but on second vote approves transfer of land for wildlife area
December 29, 2017 - 8:27pm
November 25, 2017
Tom Nuessmeier
5 questions with ... Tom Nuessmeier, farmer and federal policy organizer for the Land Stewardship Project, St. Peter, Minn.
November 25, 2017 - 5:33am
October 31, 2017
Grassland and wetland terrain in the Missouri Coteau, part of the Prairie Pothole Region in North Dakota. Photo special to Forum News Service
Crops continue to eat up Great Plains grassland
October 31, 2017 - 5:16pm
October 21, 2017
Don Davis / Forum News Service file photo
 
A corn field is planted right up to the banks of a ditch in this file photo. Minnesota landowners are required to have a 50-foot average buffer with a 30-foot minimum in place on public waters by Nov. 1, and a 16.5-foot buffer on public ditches by Nov. 1, 2018.
Cost-share available for Kandiyohi County buffer strips
October 21, 2017 - 6:13am
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