Success: Producer implemented water quality improvement in the Driftless Area


  • Laura Ward Good
  • UW Madison Soil Science
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A project in southwestern Wisconsin has shown that producers’ changes in management can lead to improvements in stream water quality. This project began in 2006 as a pilot to test the targeting ideas of the Wisconsin Buffer Initiative (WBI, CALS, 2005). This was a project with many partners in addition to producers: Dane, Green and Iowa County Land Conservation offices, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Extension, The Nature Conservancy, The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), US Geological Survey, and private sector agronomists.