About Conservation Buffers

Conservation buffers are strips of vegetation placed in the landscape to influence ecological processes and provide a variety of goods and services to us. They are called by many names, including wildlife corridors, greenways, windbreaks, and filter strips to name just a few.

Benefits that conservation buffers provide to us include protecting soil resources, improving air and water quality, enhancing fish and wildlife habitat, and beautifying the landscape. In addition, buffers offer landowners an array of economic opportunities including protection and enhancement of existing enterprises.  Learn more here.

Employment Opportunity
The Wright Soil and Water Conservation District has an employment opportunity for a District Manager and the SWCD will be accepting applications until 4:30 p.m. on October 28, 2016.

Sponsored By Wright County Parks Department & Wright Soil and Water Conservation District 


WILL YOU JOIN US? We are looking for volunteer speakers for our Environmental Education Days which are held every spring and fall yearly at Ney County Park.

Environmental Education Days provides 5th grade students the knowledge, skills and the importance of caring for the environment in which they live. It involves 10 to 11 teaching stations situated along a nature trail.  Classes rotate to a different station approximately every 15 minutes. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer speaker, please call Pam at (763) 682-1933 ext. 101
OR Email


What We Can Do For You:

  •  Inspections and Reviews of Wetlands

  •  Lake Monitoring and Stream Assessment

  • Lakeshore Restoration Design Using Native Vegetation

  •  Rain Gardens Design & Financial Assistance

  • Design & Financial Assistance with Erosion Control

  • Information & Possible Assistance on Well Abandonment

  • Technical Assistance on Small Flooding or Water Problems

  •  Low Interest Loans for Agriculture Best Management Practices

  • Permits, Advice, & Technical Information on Wetland Issues

  • Education Outreach

Marties named “Outstanding Conservationists for 2015” By Wright Soil and Water Conservation District

The recipient of the “Outstanding Conservationist” award is selected by the local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board and awarded by “The Farmer” magazine at the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting in early December.  This is an important recognition because it acknowledges the accomplishments and efforts of a local cooperator in the area of soil and water protection and conservation.  The 2015 award recipients selected by the Wright Soil and Water Conservation District are Russell and Sharon Martie of Hasty, MN.