Wisconsin’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy for Water Quality

2014

  • Ken Genskow
  • UW-Madison
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Wisconsin has a long history of collaboration and partnerships around issues of nutrients and water quality. Over the course of 2012-2013, Wisconsin developed a statewide “Nutrient Reduction Strategy” document in response to a request from USEPA to all states in the Mississippi River Basin. Although based on multi-state interest in reducing nutrients to the Gulf of Mexico, Wisconsin’s strategy includes information for the Great Lakes and also Wisconsin’s groundwater. The strategy document was developed through DNR leadership in partnership with University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s federal, state and local conservation agencies, and others. It was reviewed by agency staff, agency leadership, broader stakeholder interests, as well as the Natural Resources Board and the ATCP Board.