Cost Sharing Program

The SWCD makes cost-sharing dollars available to Cass County landowners for a variety of conservation projects. Eligible practices must meet technical specifications and be maintained by the landowner for a minimum effective life of 10 years. Private Forest Management Plans are the most requested projects in Cass County. Other cost-sharing projects could include Shoreland/Pollinator habitat improvement and Stormwater/Erosion control. Agricultural producers with NRCS approval have cost-share opportunities for cover crops, water supplies, and other grazing practices. There is also funding available on a watershed basis currently the Leech Lake River and Pine River watersheds have approved implementation plans.

Applications must have SWCD board approval before the project can start.

Find below the forms required for various projects: