ALERT: Deer Feeding Ban
In 2020, Scott County was included in the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer feeding ban list of counties in MN by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). To learn more about the CWD ban, please see the links below:
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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)
County staff take an active role in administering the VRWJPO and the Scott WMO. View a Map of Watershed Management Jurisdictions.
Scott County is responsible for the protection of its lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater through implementation of the Scott County Water Resources Plan (PDF) adopted December 18, 2018.
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, storm water management and flooding ordinances of the County.