Ditch Buffer Law Inquiries

The State of Minnesota has enacted a mandatory ditch buffer law. Detailed information on the buffer law requirements are provided in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) links below. Local Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD's) are charged with administering the law and providing technical assistance and reporting. A link to the Chisago SWCD is provided below. In the advent that required buffers are not provided the local SWCD is required to report buffer violations to Chisago County for enforcement action.