Land and Water Services
Technical Assistance and Cost Share Program
Our land and water services aim to reduce erosion, improve water quality, and repair the land in Scott County. Our services include cost share for many types of conservation practices, and technical assistance from our team of certified engineers and natural resource specialists.
The Technical Assistance and Cost Share (TACS) Program supports implementation of “on-the-ground” conservation projects that protect and improve water quality in rivers, lakes, streams and other valuable water resources in Scott County. Landowners and local units of government can request technical assistance and funding assistance (cost share) through the SWCD for implementation of practices.
TACS is implemented by the SWCD throughout Scott County through partnership agreements with four water management agencies, including Scott Watershed Management Organization, Prior Lake Spring Lake Watershed District, Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization, and the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District.
Are you interested in implementing conservation farming practices such as no-till or cover crops? Are wind and water carrying away your topsoil? If so, we can help!
We offer technical assistance to help design your projects and cost share may be available for the cost of materials and installation.
Do you have too much lawn and want to learn about planting a native prairie? If so, we can help!
We offer technical assistance to design your project, cost share for establishing the prairie, plus a financial incentive.
Is there an area on your property that would benefit from planting more trees? We offer technical assistance to create tree plans.
Contact Us About Technical Assistance and Cost Sharing Programs
To schedule a free site visit or talk to our staff about potential projects, call our office at 952-492-5425
Or fill out the form below.
Site visits are scheduled Mon-Fri from 8:00AM-3:00PM
They usually last about one hour.