with a SWCD Technician
Whatever your need -- onsite visits, wetland conservation, tree planting, forestry advice/forest stewardship plans, technical assistance -- the SWCD now makes it easier! Request SWCD on-site assistance by completing the online SWCD Assistance Form
Fill out, and submit
You can also request service over the phone. 218-828-6197
SWCD Technician will schedule an appointment with you for an on-site property visit.
SWCD Technician will come out to site. Cost for a 1 hour on-site assistance visit is is $100. Additional hours of technical assistance are $60/hour.
In past projects, the SWCD has found that shoreline protection utilizing natural, biodegradable coir logs
and fiber matting coupled with native vegetation can actually cost less than “rip-rapping” an erosion prone shore – by as much as 25%. Furthermore, after widespread ice damage in recent winters, we’ve seen
re-vegetated shorelines with properly installed, vegetated coir logs out-perform Rip-Rap, with little to no movement or damage and full protection of previously threatened or failing shoreline.