Le Sueur County Soil And Water Conservation District


 Landowners looking to leave a lasting legacy have the option to enroll land into the Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (MN CREP). MN CREP is a federal-state funded, science-based, conservation program that results in a perpetual easement. Interested landowners should contact the office for more information or follow the links below.


​Karl Schmidtke- 651-272-0583

RIM Wetlands

The RIM Wetlands program is a state conservation easement program. Landowners will receive compensation for taking land out of production and constructing wetland restorations. This voluntary program targets environmentally sensitive land. RIM hopes to achieve reductions in nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment run-off, protect vulnerable drinking water supply, and enhance grassland and wetland habitat for wildlife. RIM results in a permanent easement, which gives landowners the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on the land while still receiving fair compensation.​