About One Watershed One Plan

 

The Bois de Sioux & Mustinka River Watershed Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan is now available for public comment: DRAFT Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan & Appendices.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
A draft of the 2021-2030 Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the Bois de Sioux and Mustinka River Watersheds is now available. Please join us for one of the following public hearings and consider offering public comment!

November 30, 5:00 pm www.zoom.com or by telephone at 312/626-6799
Meeting ID: 827 2029 0133 and Passcode: 471080

November 30, 5:30 pm Graceville Community Center

December 1, 3:00 pm Campbell Community Center

If you have questions, or would like a copy of the plan, please contact the Bois de Sioux Watershed District at (320) 563-4185 or bdswd@runestone.net.

 

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a requirement that, by 2025, watershed districts, soil and water conservation districts, and counties organize and develop focused implementation plans based on watershed boundaries. This coordinated effort is referred to as One Watershed, One Plan (1W1P).

We have two watersheds (the Bois de Sioux and Mustinka) and one plan that spans six counties: Big Stone, Grant, Otter Tail, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin. We strongly encourage residents within the Bois de Sioux and Mustinka Watersheds to attend. Residents will learn about issues in our watersheds and about the 1W1P process. The public is asked to provide input on priorities and concerns, and will have an opportunity to ask questions of planning participants.

As of December 31, 2019, $135,940 has been received of a $271,879 grant from the Clean Water Fund One Watershed One Plan Program, sponsored through the Board of Water and Soil Resources. These funds have been used to cover District expenses related to plan administration and coordination ($5,446.41) and to plan consultant Houston Engineering to cover expenses related to the writing and assessment of the District's plan ($138,788.40).

For upcoming meeting agendas, please click here.

Bois de Sioux & Mustinka One Watershed, One Plan Members:




  • Big Stone County and Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Grant County and Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Otter Tail County and Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Stevens County and Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Traverse County and Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Wilkin County and Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Bois de Sioux Watershed