The Minnesota Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) outlines how Minnesota will reduce nutrient pollution in its lakes and streams, and reduce the impact downstream.
The strategy specifies goals and provides a framework for reducing phosphorus and nitrogen levels. The NRS, adopted by 11 organizations in 2014, calls for reducing nutrient levels in major rivers by 10-20% by 2025, with much higher long-term reductions by 2040.
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- Front cover, acknowledgements, table of contents
- 1 - Development of the Minnesota Nutrient Reduction Strategy
- 2 - Setting goals and milestones
- 3 - Water quality evaluation
- 4 - Management priorities and recent progress
- 5 - Point and non-point source reductions
- 6 - Nutrient reduction strategies
- 7 - Adaptive management and tracking progress
- 8 - References and literature
- Appendix A - Statewide buffer analysis
- Appendix B - Progress assessed through program quantification
- Appendix C - Agricultural BMPs
- Appendix D - Conservation Effects Assessment Project Summary
- Appendix E - HUC8 watershed loads and reductions
- Appendix F - Program Metadata Worksheets
- Appendix G: Evaluation of ChesapeakeSTAT
- Appendix H: Tracking Tool Recommendations
- Acronyms and abbreviations
A public review and comment period on the draft Nutrient Reduction Strategy was designated for Oct. 7 - Dec. 18, 2013. A total of 86 written comments (letters and e-mail) were received and used to modify the strategy. The comments and responses are categorized by subject.