"To Promote Conservation of Natural Resources through Education, Technical Assistance, & Stewardship."
The Conservation and Zoning office works jointly with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to install conservation practices and provide technical assistance to producers who are willing to improve their operations and the land by eliminating pollution and runoff concerns.
The Pipestone Conservation and Zoning Office was created by the merger of the Pipestone Soil and Water Conservation District and Pipestone County Zoning & Environment office.
The Conservation & Zoning office is overseen by both the SWCD Board of Supervisors and the County Commissioners.
We work together to put conservation practices on the ground by utilizing State Funds and working directly with local producers/landowners and area engineers.
Lots of discussion in the State of Minnesota has been revolving around Buffers to improve water quality in the state. If you are interested in learning more, contact our office or click on the link below.
We want to congratulate the Halbur family as our 2023 Conservationist of the year!
Gene and Linda Halbur, daughter Danielle, son in law, David, and grandkids Brantley, Sawyer, and Malachi all live by Jasper, MN. They operate a corn and soybean farm as well as a small cow/calf herd with some pasture. Over the years they have implemented conservation practices such as no-till, cover crops, grassed waterways, tree plantings, and manure management. Recently MN Ag Water Quality Certified, Eugene wants to credit the SWCD staff and their soil health assessment program for convincing him to make the transition to no-till. He has been quite pleased with his decision and has plans to work with his son-in-law, David, to keep these changes moving forward into the next farming generation.