Lake of the Woods SWCD

Links and Resources

Soils Information on the Soil Data Viewer: an interactive map that allows you to view soils specific to a parcel of property.  Great source of information for farmers, contractors, or anyone looking to plant trees, purchase land, or plan a project.
Web Soil Survey - Home

2008 Aerial Photography and interactive mapping sites: now available on several sites, including the County's website and the MN Land Management Information Center (LMIC) site.
Lake of the Woods County Online Mapping Tool
MN LMIC NorthStar Mapper

LiDAR Data Viewer and Download Portal: Go to to view LiDAR data for Lake of the Woods County and the Red River Basin.

Forestry and general info for private landowners: a great source of information for any landowner.  Land transfers, planting recommendations, numerous links and upcoming workshops. 
My Minnesota Woods

Historic Aerial Photography: some historic aerial photography is available on the DNR website, and individual photos can be ordered via this site as well.

Renewable Energy Topics: the CERTS website is a great resource for info on clean energy, project ideas, and incentives for people wishing to take on their own energy saving project.

Agencies and Organizations

Minnesota NRCS webpage

Board of Water and Soil Resources

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Lake of the Woods County Land and Water Planning Office

Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Aerial Photos and other cool online information

Historical aerial photos, trail maps and interactive mapping on the DNR website

2008 Imagery and printable maps on the State of MN Land Management and Information Center(LMIC) website