Lake of the Woods SWCD

Bulletins and New Postings

  • The Conservation Corps of MN and Iowa helped clean up the shores of Lake of the Woods.  Read about their efforts in the 2018 'Keep it Clean' Shoreline Cleanup report.

  • The 2018 Tree Order Form is now available for download. 

  • One Watershed, One Plan - see what this new statewide initiative is all about at

  • NEW!  Wind and Wave Monitoring Volunteer Program.  Visit the online map to view the photos and data collected during 2017.  Wondering how to view the data?  Download the Viewing Instructions.

  • What's Happening in Your Watershed?  Learn more about the Lake of the Woods Total Maximum Daily Load study.  Go to the Lake of the Woods TMDL webpage.

  • Buffer maps are now available.  Comments can be submitted to Lake of the Woods SWCD if you feel something is mapped incorrectly.
    • Link to map of areas requiring a buffer
    • Link to frequently asked questions and the main DNR webpage on buffers

  • Ag Certification is here!  This new program allows producers to certify their farms and be exempt from any new laws or regulations that may be coming in the next 10 years.  It also means your operation receives priority funding and advice for conservatin practices.  Free, confidential reviews are available for your operation!

  • The Clean Water & Legacy Amendment dollars are at work in Lake of the Woods County.  Check out our Clean Water Stories

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"The purpose of the District is to provide for the adoption of sound water quality, proper land use, and soil conservation practices on all lands in the District, to assist with the development of a prosperous agricultural economy, and to foster other community development for the general welfare and security of the people of the District.

SWCD Office Building

Location: 119 1st Avenue, Baudette, MN.  Office is next to the Post Office in Baudette within the USDA Service Center. 

Office hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address: PO Box 217, Baudette, MN 56623

Phone: (218) 634-1842 x.4

SWCD board meetings: second  Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Federal Building.

The Board also holds quarterly tours and special workshops. Contact the SWCD if you would like to be noticed or participate.

Special meetings of the SWCD will be posted outside the SWCD office door a minimum of three days in advance.