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Ed Clem has been assisting Becker County landowners with their conservation planning since March, 1994. A graduate of Moorhead State University, he has also worked with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Minnesota Conservation Corps. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Clem is a stalwart with the Becker Soil & Water District

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Some know him as “Ed 1” others as “The Tree Man,” “The Wetland Guy,” “Little Ed,” “The Other Ed” or simply as “Clem.”


Regardless of the name, hundreds of landowners across Becker County know him as the face of conservation.

With two decades under his belt, Ed Clem’s is a seasoned veteran with the Becker Soil and Water Conservation District. 

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