Minnesota Habitat Friendly Solar Program
April 8 | 9-10:15 AM
Presenter: Paul Erdmann, Buffer and Soil Loss Specialist, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)
The Minnesota Habitat Friendly Solar Program program supports the establishment of habitat for pollinators, songbirds, and other species at solar facilities in Minnesota. In addition to renewable energy and wildlife habitat, these sites can also provide other benefits such as improving water quality and soil health. Support is provided through a combination of technical resources, collaboration with conservation partners and project assessment forms.
Paul Erdmann has served as a buffer and soil loss specialist at the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) since 2017. Before joining BWSR, he worked for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Natural Shore Technologies, Ramsey Conservation District, and Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District. Since 2006, Erdmann has worked to protect the land and water, focusing on ecological restoration, wildlife habitat, invasive species, stormwater management, habitat-friendly solar, sustainability, and compliance and enforcement.
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