(218) 732-0121 603 North Central Ave, Suite 100. Park Rapids, MN 56470

Soil Conservation

Every year we offer affordable trees
for conservation efforts. 
Windbreaks are used to reduce wind  
erosion, snow drifts, reduce drying of plants
in the summer months, reduce heating costs,
and provide shelter for animals.

Tree Order Form

Cost Share Projects 

Available for conservation practices applied to the
land for the purpose of controlling or preventing soil 
erosion, sedimentation, nutrient runoff, or other water
pollution to maintain the sustainable use of soil 
and water and other natural resources. 

Water Conservation

We can all do our part to protect our pristine
water. Natural Shoreline buffers, fertilizing lawns 
and gardens with zero phosphorus fertilizer, 
reducing, capturing, and cleansing runoff
are just a few examples of how 
we, as stewards of this land, can help. 


Hubbard County is blessed to have some of
the clearest and cleanest lakes in the State of 
Minnesota. These crystal clear waters provide
a wonderful recreational venue for residents,
seasonal visitors, and vacationers alike.

Order your trees soon!

Order your trees before the ones you want are gone!
We have already sold out on some varieties and other species are getting low. Call the office if you have questions.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership, education, technical advice, financial assistance to landowners, cooperating agencies for various programs and projects with the goal being the whole community working together in harmony to pursue the sustainable management, wise-use, and protection of the district’s soil, water, forests, wildlife, and recreational resources.

Current Projects and Events


Property Tax Relief for Woodland Owners…

Key Changes to SFIA include: SFIA payment rates (per acre) may increase. You must have a forest management plan registered...
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Leech Lake 1W1P

Recent update on Leech Lake One Watershed One Plan (1W1P) Leech-Lake-River-1W1P-February-2018 Leech Lake River 1W1P January 2018 LEECH LAKE RIVER...
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Pilot Nitrate Testing in Southern Hubbard County

Hubbard County SWCD has teamed with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and has completed free nitrate testing of private wells...
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Monthly Nitrate Testing for Private Wells at the SWCD Office

The first Friday of every month the Hubbard SWCD does free nitrate testing of private well water from 9 am...
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Pineland Sands Aquifer Project

The Hubbard and Wadena Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) were the recipients of a $40,000 Enbridge Ecofootprint Grant to...
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2015 Buffers Law & Compliance Inventory

In 2015, Governor Dayton passed the Buffer Law designating an estimated 110,000 acres of land for water quality buffer strips...
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Community Partners Grant

Hubbard SWCD was awarded $100,000 in Clean Water Land and Legacy funding that was granted to organizations and landowners for...
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has adopted a new method of evaluating Minnesota’s waters from individual lakes and stream...
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