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103F.521 Cooperation and technical assistance.

Subdivision 1. Cooperation. In implementing sections 103F.505 to 103F.531, the board must share information and cooperate with the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, the Pollution Control Agency, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota Extension Service, the University of Minnesota, county boards, and interested private organizations and individuals.

Subd. 2. Technical assistance. (a) The board and the commissioners of agriculture and natural resources must provide necessary technical assistance to landowners enrolled in the conservation reserve program. The commissioner of natural resources must provide technical advice and assistance to the board on:

(1) the form and content of the conservation easement and agreement;

(2) forestry and agronomic practices; and

(3) hydrologic and hydraulic design relating to the establishment and maintenance of permanent cover, or other conservation improvements.

(b) The commissioner of transportation must provide technical advice and assistance to the board and the commissioner of natural resources on the planting of windbreaks adjacent to highways.

(c) The board and the commissioners of agriculture and natural resources shall jointly prepare an informational booklet on the conservation reserve program and other state and federal programs for land acquisition, conservation, and retirement to be made available to eligible landowners and the general public.

HIST: 1990 c 391 art 6 s 74