Did you know that turtles overwinter & reproduce in different water bodies? During the fall, they may cross roads to travel to their wintering waters. Two turtle species in Scott County lack stable populations, & road fatalities are a significant threat. Read tips to help our turtles..
The University of Minnesota surveyed 373 of Scott County's Technical Assistance & Cost Share Program participants. Click here for their conclusions..
The Natural Resources Program plans for the preservation, management, and protection of natural resources in Scott County.
There are four water management jurisdictions in the County:
- Scott Watershed Management Organization (Scott WMO)
- Vermillion River Watershed Joint Powers Organization (VRJPO)
- Prior Lake Spring Lake Watershed District (PLSLWD)
- Lower Minnesota River Watershed District (LMRWD)
Scott County is responsible for the protection of its lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater through implementation of the Scott County Water Resources Plan adopted May 2006.
Natural Resources Program
The Natural Resources Program also works closely with other County staff and program partners, including the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District to manage soil and water resources within the County including open space, wetlands, erosion control, and natural areas. Natural Resources Program staff review development plans for compliance with erosion, stormwater management and flooding ordinances of the County.