STATE AGENCIES
   
BWSR                     Board of Water and Soil Resources
   
CWC                    Clean Water Council
   
DNR                        Department of Natural Resources
   
LCCMR                   Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources
   
LOHC                    Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council
   
MDA                        Minnesota Department of Agriculture
   
MDH                        Minnesota Department of Health
   
MNDOT                  Minnesota Department of Transportation
   
MGS                  Minnesota Geological Service
   
MMB                     Minnesota Office of Management and Budget
   
MPCA                     Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
   
FEDERAL AGENCIES
   
ACOE                     Army Corps of Engineers
   
CFSA                      Consolidated Farm Service Agency
   
EPA                        Environmental Protection Agency
   
FEMA                      Federal Emergency Management Agency
   
FSA                         Farm Service Agency
   
NRCS                      Natural Resources Conservation Service
   
RC&D                       Resource Conservation & Development
   
RECD                      Rural Economic and Community Development
   
USDA                       United States Department of Agriculture
   
USF&WS                 United States Fish and Wildlife   Service
   
USGS                       United States Geological Survey
   
REGIONAL/LOCAL   AGENCIES
   
CAC Citizen Advisory Committee
   
CHS Community Health Service
   
JPB Joint Powers Board
   
LGU Local Government Unit
   
RDC Regional Development Commission
   
SWCD Soil & Water Conservation District
   
TAC Technical Advisory Committee
   
WD Watershed District
   
WMO Watershed Management Organization
   
STATE ASSOCIATIONS
   
ADA                        Association of (Watershed) District Administrators
   
AMC                        Association of Minnesota Counties
   
AMT                        Association of Minnesota Townships
   
AMWRAP               Association of Minnesota Water Resources Administrators and Planners
   
LMC                         League of Minnesota Cities
   
MACDE                    Minnesota Association of Conservation District Employees
   
MACPZA                  Minnesota Association of County Planning and Zoning Administrators
   
MARC&D                 Minnesota Association of Resource Conservation and Development
   
MASWCD                 Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
   
MAWD                      Minnesota Association of Soil and Watershed Districts
   
MOWA                     Minnesota On-site Wastewater Association
   
OSTP                       On-site Sewage Treatment Program
   
NATIONAL   ASSOCIATIONS
   
NACD National Association of Conservation Districts
   
NWF National Wildlife Federation
   
SWCS Soil and Water Conservation Society
   
STATE PROGRAMS
   
CLMP/CSMP Citizens Lake Monitoring Program/Citizen Stream Monitoring Program
   
CLWP Comprehensive Local Water Planning
   
CREP Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
   
C-S Cost-Share Program
   
CWMA Cooperative Weed Management Areas
   
CWL Clean Water Legacy
   
CWP Clean Water Partnership
   
LAP Lake Assessment Program
   
LWRPMP Local Water Resources Protection and Management Program
   
NPEA Nonpoint Engineering Assistance
   
NRBG Natural Resources Block Grant.
   
PFM Private Forestry Management
   
PWP Permanent Wetland Preserve
   
RIM Reinvest in Minnesota
   
SDS State Disposal System
   
SLR Streambank , Lakeshore, and Roadside Program
   
SRF State Revolving Fund
   
WCA Wetland Conservation Act
   
FEDERAL PROGRAMS
   
ACP Agricultural Conservation Program
   
CRP Conservation Reserve Program
   
EQIP Environmental Quality Incentives Program
   
FDR Flood Damage Reduction
   
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Act
   
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
   
SHI Soil Health Insurance
   
WBP Water Bank Program
   
WRP Wetland Reserve Program
   
LOCAL
   
SSTS Sub-surface Sewage Treatment Systems
   
TERMS
   
CTI Compound Topographic Index ("Wetness Index")
   
DEM Digital Elevation Model
   
GIS Geographical Information System
   
GPS Geographical Positioning System
   
HUC Hydrological Unit Code
   
LiDAR Light Detection and Ranging
   
MMP Manure Management Plan
   
NPS Nonpoint Source Pollution,
   
PWI Public Waters Inventory
   
SPI Stream Power Index
   
TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load.
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