Sand County Foundation is accelerating the adoption of regenerative agriculture among private landowners in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan watershed.
Our team is helping farmers generate whole-farm conservation plans that will cover 15,000 acres of regenerative agricultural practices
The three-year project is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Sustain Our Great Lakes Program (SOGL), with support from General Mills and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This public-private partnership between General Mills, NRCS and NFWF is designed to sustain, restore and protect fish, wildlife and habitat.
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With a grant from Fund for Lake Michigan, Sand County Foundation is actively promoting a performance-based conservation approach with the Village of Grafton, and other communities and industries in the Milwaukee River watershed.
Its objective is to incentivize farmers to adopt a conservation system that help reduce the amount of phosphorus reaching a municipal wastewater facility.
This successful watershed approach is critical to achieving Grafton’s 15-year adaptive management goal of over 62,000 pounds of phosphorus reduction to local waterways.
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This guidance document for Wisconsin municipalities incorporates lessons learned during our pilot project with the Village of Grafton. The process described focuses on building trust between stakeholders to achieve the goals and objects of an entire watershed community. To view the document CLICK HERE.