Final Sand Hill River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Report

The Sand Hill River Watershed (SHRW) is located in northwest Minnesota and comprises approximately 495 square miles within Polk, Norman, and Mahnomen counties. The watershed is located in the Red River of the North Basin (i.e., Red River Basin) and spans two ecoregions: Lake Agassiz Plain and North Central Hardwood Forests. Land use within the watershed is predominantly agricultural, with some pasture and grasslands found in the central portion and forested areas in the eastern portion. Municipalities located within the SHRW include Beltrami, Climax, Fertile, Fosston, Nielsville, and Winger, which account for two-thirds of the watershed's population. Additional background information and descriptions of the SHRW can be found in the resources listed below.
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (St. Paul, Minnesota)
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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