Minnesota Office for Soil Health

The Minnesota Office for Soil Health is a collaborative created by the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and the Water Resources Center (WRC), with the mission of building local expertise to promote soil health and soil and water conservation. Research and outreach will expand the tools and skills of Minnesota’s local conservation delivery community, and promote understanding of the economic impacts of soil and water management practices.

We are pleased to welcome Anna Cates as the new State Soil Health Specialist, housed in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, beginning full time January 2019. In the meantime, she will work part-time to build networks and begin planning projects.

Press release June 2018 .pdf

Press release November 2017 .pdf

BWSR memo and background information .pdf