Buffer Compliance


The Wilkin SWCD will review all parcels subject to the Buffer Law at least once every three years. 


1.      Compliance Tracking

Year 1:Review all public waters in the county (via. remote sensing)

Year 2:Review all the public drainage ditches in the BdSWD

Year 3:Review all the public drainage ditches in the BRRWD


2.      Spot Checks

a.      SWCD will conduct site visits on all parcels that utilized state buffer cost share funds one year, five years and nine years after project establishment. 

3.      Process to Handle Complaints

a.      SWCD will work with Wilkin County, the Bois de Sioux and Buffalo Red River Watershed Districts as outlined in their approved buffer ordinances.