West Otter Tail

Soil and Water Conservation District

218-739-4694 ext. 4 | 506 Western Ave. Fergus Falls, MN 56537 | Hours: 7:30AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday More...


Otter Tail County

Shoreland Managment


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Are you losing your shoreline? Is your shoreline/streambank eroding into the water? You may be eligible to recieve funding through cost-share programs that assist landowners with water quality and shoreline/streambank restorations.  Up to 75% of project costs could be covered to restore high quality native shoreland/streambank buffers that protect water quality, reduce soil erosion, and save your bank.  A shoreland buffer can be composed of a mix of native aquatic plants, grasses, wildflowers and/or shrubs and trees. 

Lakescaping Benefits:

1. Controls shoreline erosion with deep rooted plants

2. Protects water quality by filtering runoff

3. Reduces flooding

4. Creates fish and wildlife habitat

5. Discourages nuisance geese

6. Low maintenance

7. Provides privacy

The West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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