Buffer funds available for farmers
20 Mar 2019
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the Todd County Soil Water Conservation District.
Most Todd County landowners know vegetative buffers were required on public waterways November 1, 2017 and on county ditches by November 1, 2018. This is very important considering Todd County spans out over almost 1,000 square miles, has 123 public lakes, 380 miles of public streams, and 379 miles of county ditches.
Todd County SWCD has completed a county wide buffer inventory on all public waters and public ditches.
Many landowners have already contacted the SWCD and have installed compliant buffers. If buffer compliance is not observed, Todd County will assess fees to the property owner.