Land Use / Land Cover
Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Years of Implementation
The Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources has identified a number of state and federal programs that may provide pollinator habitat as an additional benefit to funded projects. One of these, the Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Program, comprises permanent conservation easements. Easements may include enhancements of existing habitat or planting of diverse mixes of native flowers to support pollinators (MBWSR 2014a).
Landowners receive a direct financial payment for enrolling, and cost share for completion of conservation practices, with assistance from a local soil and water conservation district. The program is complementary to federal programs, like Conservation Reserve Enhancement (CREP) through the USDA. The RIM Grassland Reserve requires easements of at least 4 hectares (10 acres), although size requirements may vary by program. Additional eligibility requirements should be consulted (MBWSR 2014b).
Amount of the Incentive
May vary by program area
Related Institutional Objectives or Targets
US Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill)