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Buffer Compliance Map

These preliminary compliance estimates were conducted by soil and water conservation districts based on parcel reviews via aerial/satellite imagery. It is important to note that these estimates do not imply or represent non-compliance. Additional field-level reviews will be the next step in the inventory process.

Below we have provided a numbered map and list of all 87 Minnesota counties and their estimated percentage of preliminary compliance with the Minnesota Buffer Law.

Preliminary Compliance

as of 7/26/18

39-40-percent < 70% 40-60-percent 70-79% 60-80-percent 80-89% 80-98-percent 90-94% 98-100-percent 95-100%
Map showing the percentage of preliminary compliance with the Minnesota buffer law per county

List of Counties

County Percentage
1. Aitkin 95% - 100%
2. Anoka 95% - 100%
3. Becker 95% - 100%
4. Beltrami 95% - 100%
5. Benton 95% - 100%
6. Big Stone 90% - 94%
7. Blue Earth 80% - 89%
8. Brown 70% - 79%
9. Carlton 95% - 100%
10. Carver 90% - 94%
11. Cass 95% - 100%
12. Chippewa 60% - 69%
13. Chisago 95% - 100%
14. Clay 80% - 89%
15. Clearwater 95% - 100%
16. Cook 95% - 100%
17. Cottonwood 80% - 89%
18. Crow Wing 95% - 100%
19. Dakota 95% - 100%
20. Dodge 95% - 100%
21. Douglas 90% - 94%
22. Faribault 80% - 89%
23. Fillmore 95% - 100%
24. Freeborn 80% - 89%
25. Goodhue 95% - 100%
26. Grant 80% - 89%
27. Hennepin 95% - 100%
28. Houston 95% - 100%
29. Hubbard 95% - 100%
County Percentage
30. Isanti 95% - 100%
31. Itasca 95% - 100%
32. Jackson 95% - 100%
33. Kanabec 95% - 100%
34. Kandiyohi 90% - 94%
35. Kittson 70% - 79%
36. Koochiching 95% - 100%
37. Lac qui Parle 60% - 69%
38. Lake 95% - 100%
39. Lake of the Woods 95% - 100%
40. Le Sueur  80% - 89%
41. Lincoln 95% - 100%
42. Lyon 80% - 89%
43. Mahnomen 90% - 94%
44. Marshall 60% - 69%
45. Martin 95% - 100%
46. McLeod 80% - 89%
47. Meeker 90% - 94%
48. Mille Lacs 95% - 100%
49. Morrison 95% - 100%
50. Mower 90% - 94%
51. Murray 80% - 89%
52. Nicollet 60% - 69%
53. Nobles 80% - 89%
54. Norman 70% - 79%
55. Olmsted 95% - 100%
56. Otter Tail 95% - 100%
57. Pennington 60% - 69%
58. Pine 95% - 100%
County Percentage
59. Pipestone 80% - 89%
60. Polk 70% - 79%
61. Pope 95% - 100%
62. Ramsey 95% - 100%
63. Red Lake 80% - 89%
64. Redwood 60% - 69%
65. Renville 70% - 79%
66. Rice 95% - 100%
67. Rock 80% - 89%
68. Roseau 80% - 89%
69. Scott 95% - 100%
70. Sherburne 95% - 100%
71. Sibley 70% - 79%
72. St. Louis 95% - 100%
73. Stearns 95% - 100%
74. Steele 90% - 94%
75. Stevens 80% - 89%
76. Swift 80% - 89%
77. Todd 95% - 100%
78. Traverse 70% - 79%
79. Wabasha 95% - 100%
80. Wadena 95% - 100%
81. Waseca 70% - 79%
82. Washington 95% - 100%
83. Watonwan 70% - 79%
84. Wilkin 70% - 79%
85. Winona 95% - 100%
86. Wright 95% - 100%
87. Yellow Medicine 80% - 89%
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