Minnesota's Fifty-Foot Wetland Buffer
Post date: Jan 18, 2015 4:52:00 PM
By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune, 1/17/2015.
Minnesota Governor proposes more, and better enforced, buffer strips along lakes and rivers.
"The proposed 50-foot-wide buffer strip around all the state’s major waterways would create significant natural habitat in the most ecologically-critical areas. It would protect water from runoff of soil, nitrogen and phosphorus; the most common water pollutants in Minnesota. It would create migration corridors for terrestrial wildlife, and improve conditions for aquatic wildlife."
Roadside Wildlife Poster by Victoria Gibson, 1st Place, Judges' Choice, 2014.