In June, 2015, Governor Dayton signed “The Buffer Law”. This Law was amended on April 25, 2016. With the assistance of many agencies and existing data, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources developed a state-wide map which identified ”public waters” and public ditch systems which will require permanent vegetative buffers. The map was released in July, 2016 after an extensive public and professional review process and can be found on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website under Buffer Mapping Project.
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