STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF LAKE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT ANNUAL PLAN OF WORK

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STATE OF MINNESOTA



COUNTY OF LAKE



SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT



ANNUAL PLAN OF WORK



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TABLE OF CONTENTS




1. Purpose of Plan










2


2. Agency Partnerships









2


3. General Fixed Assets









3



4. Action Plans for Specific Program Areas



a.

Education and Information







4


b.

Agriculture









5


c.

Forestry









6


d.

Natural Resources Planning







7


e.

Water Quality









8


f.

District Operations








9



g.

NRCS Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity


10


5. High Priority Erosion and Sedimentation









11




a.

Definitions



b.

Types


c.

Specific Areas


d.

Methods


e.

Cost


6. Projected B
udget Information








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1

PURPOSE OF PLAN



The primary purpose of this plan is to develop a plan of action to help land occupiers and
units of government implement sound land management planning to protect the natural resources of
Lake County. To accomplish this goal, two objectives will need to b
e met:



1.
EDUCATION AND INFORMATION



An organized and constructive education and information program is planned by the District
to inform the public of the existence, purpose and organization of the District; programs and
assistance provided by the Dis
trict; problems and needs related to soil, water and related
resources; and the public's opportunities, responsibilities, and obligations as stewards of
these natural resources.



2.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE



Provide help to land occupiers with existing prob
lems through the State Cost
-
Share program
and other technical services.


AGENCY PARTNERSHIPS:



A.

Natural Resources Conservation Service



1.

District Conservationist



B.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources




1.

Division of Forestry
-

Forester




2.

Division of Waters


Hydrologist



3.

Coastal Program
-

Coordinator



C.

Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources





1.

Board Conservationist



2.

Wetland Specialist








D.

Area III SWCD Technical Service Area



1.

Engineer



2.

Forester
/Technician




E
.

Farm Services Agency






2


LAKE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT



ANNUAL PLAN OF WORK, FISCAL YEAR


JANUARY 20
12

to DECEMBER 20
1
2


I.

Resources available for accomplishing the necessary conservation
measures within the
District.



A. District Resources



1. Personnel (available on a part
-
time basis)




a. District Clerk
-

(
0.6


0.8

FTE)



b. Conservation Specialist
-

Wayne Seidel (0.
2

FTE)



c. District Manager


( 0.7 FTE )





2. Equipment owned by the District




a.

1 Fender Microphone



aa.

HP 4700n Color Printer




b.

1
Sharp
C
alculator



bb.

1 Easel




c.

1

Personal Com
puter



cc.

Kodak projector




d.

2 Office
D
esks and 2
C
hairs


d
d.

1 Office fan




e.

HP Fax Machine



ee.

6 Folding chairs



f.

2 SWCD Highway S
igns


ff.

Garmin GPS Map 76s




g.

1 Range C
ompass



gg.
Miscellaneous office supplies




h.

2 Machetes




hh.

4

Briefcases



i.

1 Shovel




ii.

1 HB Coffee Maker




j.

1 Display Panel



jj.

1 Haider Refrigerator



k.

1 Mastertype Typewriter


kk.

6 Chairs




l.

1 locking file cabinet



ll.

1 Soil Auger



m.

1
Dumpy
Level
w/R
od



mm.

1 Panasonic cassette recorder



n.

1 T square




nn.

1 Answering Machine



o.

2 Triangles (8" and 10")


oo.

1 Small 2
-
Drawer Cabinet



p.

1 Protractor




pp.

1 Card table



q.

1 Pocket S
tereoscope



qq.

1 map cabinet



r.

7 Project Photo Collages


rr.

Hewlett Packard 4150 iPAQ



s.

1 Abney Level




ss.




t.

1 Set Lake County USGS Maps

tt.





u.

3

Bookshelves




uu.




v.

1 Storage Cabinet









w.

6 File Cabinets









x.

1 Office S
ign

w/Nameplates








y.

1 Set S
nowshoes
w/B
indings








3

PROGRAM AREA: EDUCATION AND INFORMATION


OBJECTIVE:

To educate and inform County Residents

______________________________________________________________________________







Staff Completed

Time

Goals and Actions




Responsible By

(days)

________________________________
______________________________________________


Education Programs


a.

Lake County Fair



Clerk
/DM


August

2
/2

b.

Natural

Resources Field Days


District Manager

May



2*


Classroom Presentations


a.

Forestry:
Making Paper (6th)

Distri
ct Manager March


2*


Regional Events


a.

20
12

Are
a III E
NVIROTHON


District Manager

May


4
*

b.

2012

State ENVIROTHON


Seidel


May


1*



Feature Articles and News Releases


a.

Cost
-
Share Projects



District Manager

Jan/Dec

1

b.

Federal

Cost
-
Share Programs


NRCS


Sept.


2


Miscellaneous Programs


a.

Snow Rules Program



Clerk


Jan/Dec

1

b.

Rain Gauge Program



Clerk


Jan/Dec

3


* Included in Water Plan Schedule of Activities














4

PROGRAM AREA: AGRICULTURE


OBJECTIVE:

To
assist livestock producers in maximizing pasture and forage production (quality
and quantity) while preventing resource degradation.

______________________________________________________________________________



Staff

Completed

Time

Goals and A
ctions



Responsible

By


(days)

______________________________________________________________________________


Promote Knowledge and Use of Grazing Technology


a.

Work with landowners that

Request technical assistance


With grazing / forage


Production.



NRCS


September

3
































5

PROGRAM AREA: FORESTRY


OBJECTIVE:

To increase the amount of forestry practices and application of Best Management

Practices (tree planting, timber stand improvement and windbreaks).

_______________________________________________________________________________







Staff

Completed

Time

Goals and Actions





Responsible

By

(days)

______________________________________________________________________________
_


Forest Management


a.

Cooperate with South St. Louis



SWCD on tree sales




1.

News articles



2.

Tree pick
-
up and



distribution



Clerk


May


4


b.

Knife River Watershed


Stewardship
Committee

District Manager




3




c.

Provide landowner

contacts for


TSA

Forester


District Manager/NRCS
Jan/June


1

























6

PROGRAM AREA: NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNING


OBJECTIVE:

To assist in the development and implementation of Natural Resources

Management Plans

_______________________________________________________________________________







Staff

Completed

Time

Goals and Actions




Responsible

By

(days)

_______________________________________________________________________________


Lake County Planning Commission/Local Units of Government


a.

Site Reviews & Field Reports

/

NRCS


Jan/Dec

2


Plan
ning Commission Meetings District Manager



6


Wetland Conservation Act




a.

Hydrology Committee

b.

Clearinghouse for Information

c.

Prepar
e Restoration / Replacement


Plans on Enforcement Activities


d.

Field Inspections


District Manager

Jan/Dec

18







Area III Technical Service Area Board /


S
taff Assistance



Falk


Jan/Dec


3






District Manager

Jan/Dec


6


MN SWCD Forestry Assoc
iation


Falk


Jan/Dec


3


Resource Conservation & Development

Council (RC&D)




Goutermont

Jan/Dec

































7


P
ROGRAM AREA: WATER QUALITY


OBJECTIVE:

To improve and maintain the water quality of surface and
groundwater.

_______________________________________________________________________________







Staff

Completed

Time

Goals and Actions




Responsible

By

(days

_______________________________________________________________________
________


Comprehensive Water Management Plan




a.

Water Plan Administrator/


Cons
ervation Specialist


District Manager


Jan/Dec


43


1.

Develop and Staff County Fair Booth Display

2.

Assist with Implementation of the Two Harbors Storm Water Management

Plan and
Two Harbors Urban Forest Management Plan

3.

Work with Cities, Townships, and County on Erosion & Sediment Control Measures

4.

Field Inspect Construction Sites for Erosion & Sediment Control Measures

5.

Conduct School

Programs (Natural Resource Field Days, Paper
-
Making)

6.

Assist in Conducting the 201
1
Area III E
NVIROTHON

/ State ENVIROTHON

7.

Promote the Knife River
Watershed

Stewardship Project

8.

Assist Planning & Zoning Department and Planning Commission on Land Use Issues

9.

Promote the Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Programs

10.

Distribute “Lake County Property Owner’s Resource Guide”

11.

Provide Leadership to the Lake County Demonstration Forest Project

Committee

12.

Provide
Septic System Maintenance Guides

to Lake County Plann
ing & Zoning

13.

Meet with Townships to Review Water Quality Issues

& Promote Funding Projects

14.

Promote and Conduct Water Quality Monitoring Projects (Hare Lake, WICOLA)

15.

Administer and assist WICOLA with the Kawishiwi Watershed Protection Project.

16.

Administer
the Lake County Water Plan (Natural Resources Block Grant Application,
Update County Board/SWCD Board, Annual Work Plan, E
-
Link Reporting, Financial
)


b.

SWCD Board




Warner/
Gelineau



2

c.

Administrative Assistance


Clerk


Jan/Dec


8


Federal Cost Share
Requests



NRCS





5



DNR Water Pe
rmit Program District Manager

Jan/Dec


1


EQIP and WHIP Programs



NRCS




25/4






8


DISTRICT OPERATIONS


Administration of Programs / Reports


a.

Gain Gauge
/

Snow Rules /


Cost
-
Share Program /

Annual


Report / Annual Plan of Work


/


Comprehensive Plan


District Manager

Jan/Dec


2








Clerk



Jan/Dec


8


b.

Clerical




Clerk


Jan/Dec
149


Staff Training/Workshops


District Manager

Jan/Dec


2







Clerk



Jan/Dec


2


Area II
I Meetings/State Convention District Manager
Jan/Dec



2







Clerk



Jan/Dec


3


Budget Preparation




Board


August







District Manager

August



1







Clerk


August



2


























9

PROGRAM AREA: CIVIL RIGHTS AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
OBJECTIVE: Ensure that all State, Federal, and Local Programs and Employment are offered
on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age,
marital
status, or disability.


GOALS AND ACTIONS



STAFF


COMPLETED

TIME







RESPONSIBLE

BY












DAYS


Address Civil Rights


a.

Monitor progress quarterly


NRCS



09/30



0.25

using PRS to ensure that





12/31



0.25

female and minority land
-





0
3/31



0.25

owners are assisted at a





06/31



0.25

rate equal to or greater

than non
-
minority land users.



b.

Disseminate Conservation


NRCS



9/30




1

Program Information to

potential beneficiaries;

particularly to minorities

and women, i.e. newsle
tters

and articles.


c.

Maintain Civil Rights File


NRCS



9/30




1

with all pertinent information.


d.

Review Civil Rights policies


NRCS



9/30




1

and responsibilities annually

with SWCD Board and Staff.


Address Equal Employment Opportunity


a.

Actively
recruit members of


NRCS



9/30




1

under
-

represented groups for

careers in conservation with

State, Federal, or Local agencies

by contacting individuals at

K
-
12, Technical or College level

institutions.
















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HIGH PRIORITY EROSION



High Priority erosion problems have been defined as:




"Erosion from wind and/or water occurring on



class I
-
IV soils in excess of 2T tons per acre



per year or any soil within 300 feet of a stream



or

l000 feet of water basin design
at
ed as a pro
-



tected water or wetland by the DNR eroding in



excess of T tons per acre per year."



A descriptive map prepared by the Land Management Informative Center (LMIC) is
included which references High Priority E
rosion areas. These maps, prepared on 40 acre

cells, geographically describe the location and extent of high priority erosion problems in the
district. The maps were prepared by applying the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) and Wind
Erosion Equation (
WEE) to data in the LMIC computers.


HIGH PRIORITY SEDIMENTATION



High Priority sedimentation problems have been defined as:




"All areas within 300 feet of a stream or l000 feet



of a lake where the erosion rate exceeds 3 tons per



acre per year and a
reas where the SWCD can show that




sediment delivery for a watershed outletting to these



waters exceeds 2 tons per acre per year. The lake or



stream must be classified by the DNR as a protected



water."



A descriptive map prepared by LMIC is incl
uded which references High Priority
sedimentation problems. These maps indicate shore land areas where erosion rates exceed three
tons per acre per year.


HIGH PRIORITY AREAS (Erosion and Sedimentation)



Lakeshore Erosion




A. Castle Danger
-

3000 feet



B. Larsmont
-

1500 feet



C. Burlington Bay
-

1
4
00

feet



D. Split Rock River Estuary
-

1500 feet



E. Encampment Forest Area
-

45
00 feet



F. Additional Erosion Hazard Areas




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Methods:



1. Rock Rip
-
Rap



2. Gabion Baskets



3. Internal
Drains



4. Reshape Slopes



5. Revegetation

/ Bioengineering



6. Retaining Walls



Cost:

$ 100
-

400 per lineal foot depending on site conditions and rock availability






Streambank Erosion




A. Knife River Watershed
-

10,000 feet



B. Stewart Ri
ver Watershed



C. East Branch of Beaver River
-

300 feet



D. Skunk Creek


4,
5
00 feet



E. Crow Creek


500 feet



Methods:



1. Rock Rip
-
Rap



2. Gabion Baskets



3. Reshape Slopes



4. Flow Diverters



5. Treated timber stairways, gravel
(trails)



6. Bio
-
engineering



7. Watershed Management Practices



Cost: $ 100
-

300 per lineal foot depending on site conditions and rock availability




Roadside Erosion




A. T 56 N, R 11 W



B. T 57 N, R 5 W (Manitou)



C. T 56 N, R 10 W





Methods:



1. Revegetation



2. Reshape slopes



3. Tile Drainage



4. Diversions




Cost: $300
-

500 per acre depending on site conditions



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Construction Areas




A. Gravel Pits
-

140 acres



B. Highway 61 Road Improvement Projects
-

4 miles




Methods:



1. Revegetation



2. Reshape slopes



3. Potential use of wood chips and ash/sludge as a




mulch and soil amendment





Cost: $ 500
-

2
000 per acre depending on site conditions



USE OF FUNDS


Funds received will be used to control th
e above high priority problems and/or additional high
priority problems that arise in Fiscal Year 20
1
2
. The District Board will prioritize the projects and
allocate funds as necessary.




























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2

PROJECTED BUDGET INFORMATION


REVENUES


Intergovernmental Revenue:


Local







0


County





$

40,031.00


State
-


Gener
al Services


$
15,242.00



Cost Share



$ 10,547.20



T/A


Cost Share


$
2,636.80



Wetland Conservation Act

$
5,000.00




Federal







0





Total Intergovernmental

$

7
3,457.00



Miscellaneous Revenue:



Interest




$

1
00
.00



Other/Water Plan


$


16,0
00
.00



Tree Program $ 500.00



PERA




$ 19
6
.00



Other ( CWL/Admin)


$
10,000.00






Total Revenues


$
100,253.00


EXPENDITURES


District Operations:


Personal Services



$
82,700.00


Other Services and Charges


$


1
,000
.00


Postage



$ 500.00


Supplies




$


1,
0
00.00


Capital Outlay




$ 50
0.0
0


Dues





$ 2,
215
.00




Total District Operations

$

88,915.00


Project Expenditures:


District







0


State





$


10,547.20




Total Project Expenditures

$


10,547.20




Total Expenditures


$

99,462.20







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