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 Land Owners: Best Management Practices
The water quality of a lake results from all of the landuse practices within its watershed. Shoreland residents, recreational users, and even businesses and land owners located far from the shore are all stakeholders in its future water quality.

The University of Minnesota Extension Service has assembled a rich variety of material on Best Management Practices for the stewardship of lake shorelines and watesheds - we are providing links to these pages below. Also check out the Links to other natural landscaping sources

Employ these practices to better manage your property, and you will be doing your part to pass on Minnesota's precious water resource to future generations!


Lake Access staff conducted a survey of landowners in the west metro lakes region. For results of that survey open up this .pdf file- survey. You'll need Adobe Acrobat which you can download for free.

Shoreline/Watershed (Best Management Practices)


University of Minnesota Extension Service

1.
Understanding Shoreland BMPs
2.
Maintaining Your Shoreland Septic System
3.
Installing a Shoreland Septic System
4.
Ensuring a Safe Water Supply
5.
Limiting Impact of Recreation on Water Quality
6.
Developing Shoreland Landscapes and Construction Activities
7.
Stabilizing Your Shoreline to Prevent Erosion
8.
Minimizing Runoff from Shoreland Property
9.
Caring for Shoreland Lawns and Gardens
10.
Managing Your Shoreland Woodlot
11.
Valuing Your Shoreland Trees
12.
Preserving Wetlands
13.
Managing Crops and Animals Near Shorelands
14.
Reducing the Use of Hazardous Household Products
15.
Preventing the Introduction of Exotic Species
16.
Accessing Information to Protect Water Quality
17.
Shoreland Stewardship Scorecard
18.
Conserving Water
19.
Property Management System form
20.
Septic System Information form

Links

MN Extension
Wis DNR natural landsacping resource list
MN DNR

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