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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 5/27/17

39-40-percent 39-40% 40-60-percent 40-60% 60-80-percent 60-80% 80-98-percent 80-98% 98-100-percent 98-100%
Map showing the percentage of preliminary compliance with the Minnesota buffer law per county

List of Counties

County Percentage
1. Aitkin 98% - 100%
2. Anoka 98% - 100%
3. Becker 80% - 98%
4. Beltrami 80% - 98%
5. Benton 80% - 98%
6. Big Stone 40% - 60%
7. Blue Earth 80% - 98%
8. Brown 60% - 80%
9. Carlton 80% - 98%
10. Carver 80% - 98%
11. Cass 98% - 100%
12. Chippewa 40% - 60%
13. Chisago 80% - 98%
14. Clay 60% - 80%
15. Clearwater 98% - 100%
16. Cook 98% - 100%
17. Cottonwood 60% - 80%
18. Crow Wing 98% - 100%
19. Dakota 80% - 98%
20. Dodge 98% - 100%
21. Douglas 80% - 98%
22. Faribault 40% - 60%
23. Fillmore 80% - 98%
24. Freeborn 60% - 80%
25. Goodhue 80% - 98%
26. Grant 40% - 60%
27. Hennepin 60% - 80%
28. Houston 60% - 80%
29. Hubbard 98% - 100%
County Percentage
30. Isanti 80% - 98%
31. Itasca 98% - 100%
32. Jackson 40% - 60%
33. Kanabec 80% - 98%
34. Kandiyohi 80% - 98%
35. Kittson 40% - 60%
36. Koochiching 80% - 98%
37. Lac qui Parle 40% - 60%
38. Lake 98% - 100%
39. Lake of the Woods 80% - 98%
40. Le Sueur  60% - 80%
41. Lincoln 60% - 80%
42. Lyon 60% - 80%
43. Mahnomen 80% - 98%
44. Marshall 39% - 40%
45. Martin 80% - 98%
46. McLeod 60% - 80%
47. Meeker 80% - 98%
48. Mille Lacs 80% - 98%
49. Morrison 80% - 98%
50. Mower 80% - 98%
51. Murray 60% - 80%
52. Nicollet 60% - 80%
53. Nobles 40% - 60%
54. Norman 40% - 60%
55. Olmsted 60% - 80%
56. Otter Tail 80% - 98%
57. Pennington 39% - 40% 
58. Pine 80% - 98%
County Percentage
59. Pipestone 60% - 80%
60. Polk 60% - 80%
61. Pope 80% - 98%
62. Ramsey 98% - 100%
63. Red Lake 60% - 80%
64. Redwood 40% - 60%
65. Renville 40% - 60%
66. Rice 80% - 98%
67. Rock 40% - 60%
68. Roseau 80% - 98%
69. Scott 60% - 80%
70. Sherburne 98% - 100%
71. Sibley 60% - 80%
72. St. Louis 98% - 100%
73. Stearns 80% - 98%
74. Steele 80% - 98%
75. Stevens 60% - 80%
76. Swift 60% - 80%
77. Todd 80% - 98%
78. Traverse 60% - 80%
79. Wabasha 60% - 80%
80. Wadena 80% - 98%
81. Waseca 60% - 80%
82. Washington 80% - 98%
83. Watonwan 40% - 60%
84. Wilkin 40% - 60%
85. Winona 80% - 98%
86. Wright 80% - 98%
87. Yellow Medicine 60% - 80%
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