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Incentive Programs

Reinvest in Minnesota Reserve Program

Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources

Country
United States

Region
Minnesota

Land Use / Land Cover
Multiple Categories

Agency Type
State

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Pollinator

Publication Type
Website/web hub

Original Language
English

Years of Implementation
Ongoing

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)

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