In this webinar, presented live on November 15, 2022, we learned more about .
- MPCA - Index for Biological Integrity
- DNR - Lake Index of Biological Integrity
- MN Geospatial Commons (MNGEO): GIS layers of Assessed waters, lake IBI scores and assessments, Score the Shore, Floating leaf/emergent vegetation habitat surveys
- MPCA Water Quality Assessment Results Data Viewer: find data about lake and stream monitoring, condition assessments, impaired waters, restoration/protection projects, permits
- DNR Watershed Health Assessment Framework
- MPCA Watershed Pages: watershed reports
- DNR LakeFinder: Fish survey data
- MPCA Long Term Biological Monitoring of Rivers & Streams
- City of Bloomington Water Resources page
7.5 Use design to create social trust and interaction among neighbors and allow developments that meet the prerequisites for LEED for Neighborhood Development certification.
10.1 Conduct a Natural Resource Inventory or Assessment (NRI or NRA); incorporate protection of priority natural systems or resources such as groundwater through the subdivision or development process.
10.2 For cities outside or on the fringe of metropolitan areas, conduct a build-out analysis, fiscal impact study, or adopt an urban growth boundary and a consistent capital improvement plan that provides long-term protection of natural resources and natural systems, and agricultural practices outside the boundary.
10.4 Adopt a conservation design policy; use a conservation design tool for pre-design meetings with developers and for negotiating development agreements in cities with undeveloped natural resource areas.
10.5 Preserve environmentally sensitive, community-valued land by placing a conservation easement on city lands, and by encouraging/funding private landowners to place land in conservation easements.
10.6 Conserve natural, cultural, historic resources by adopting or amending city codes and ordinances to support sustainable sites, including roadsides, and environmentally protective land use development.
10.7 Support and protect wildlife through habitat rehabilitation, preservation and recognition programs.
18.8 Develop a program to involve community members in hands-on land restoration, invasive species management and stewardship projects.
19.1 Consistently monitor surface water quality/clarity and report findings to community members.
19.2 Conduct or support multi-party community conversations, assessments, plans and actions around improving local water quality and quantity.
19.3 Adopt and publicly report on measurable surface water improvement targets for lake, river, wetland and ditches.