The Board of Water and Soil Resources has adopted a model ordinance to serve as the minimum standard for local governments, which are asked to implement standards and administrative procedures designed to control soil loss and erosion. Activities that cause excessive soil loss are not permitted. Landowners may request assistance from local soil and water conservation districts to plan activities to minimize soil loss.
A person engaged in a development activity that will disturb over one acre of land must submit a sedimentation control plan and time schedule that will prevent excessive soil loss to the local government, before the development activity is to begin. A permit is required prior to beginning such activity.