Environmental Constraints Model

Recognizing the unique situation of Goodhue County, situated between the expanding urban centers while retaining its agricultural heritage and rural character, County decision-makers have shown increasing concern about protecting the environment. They have the challenge and opportunity of managing growth and change and doing so in a manner appropriate for Goodhue County’s environmentally sensitive and aesthetically beautiful landscape.

The Goodhue County Environmental Constraints Land Use Evaluation (ECLUE) Model was created to help support decision makers in this challenging work by providing easier access to information about environmental and other characteristics of Goodhue County. The land use model project was funded through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and was conducted by Goodhue County and 1000 Friends of Minnesota, a non-profit organization.

See the Goodhue County Environmental Constraints Land Use Evaluation (ECLUE) (PDF)