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SE SWCD Technical Support JPB

Technical Service Area 7 (TSA7)

Providing Engineering and Technical Assistance to Southeast MN SWCD's

TSAs are a critical component of the conservation delivery system in Minnesota for conservation on private lands, with the associated benefits to water quality, wildlife habitat, agricultural productivity, and sustainability. TSA staff provide technical assistance to and through member SWCDs, in cooperation with the USDA NRCS, BWSR and other local, state, and federal government units. 

The SE SWCD TSA is an entity created by the 11 SWCD's located in SE MN.  It currently employs 4 staff (2 Professional Engineers and 2 Conservation Technician) who's workload is prioritized by the SWCD members.  The majority of our projects relate to larger scaled conservation practices like large grade stabilization structures, stream projects and reducing feedlot runoff.  This TSA also coordinates regional grants which implement Nutrient Management Planning and Soil Health practices. Funding for the regional Grazing Specialist is also administered through the TSA7. The Goodhue Co. SWCD serves as the Host and Fiscal Agent for this TSA.

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SE SWCD Technical Support JPB Staff:

Kate Bruss


104 East 3rd Ave / PO Box 335

Goodhue, MN 55027

Phone: (651) 923-5286


Peter Fryer

Lead Engineer

PO Box 39

Lewiston, MN 55952

Cell: (507) 251-4041



Engineering Technician


Jason Rochester

Engineering Technician

805 North Hwy 44/76, Suite 1

Caledonia, MN 55921

Phone: (507) 724-5261 Ext. 3

Regular Scheduled Meetings are held every 6 months. 
For details call the Goodhue office at 651-923-5286.​
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