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Fishers & Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Fishers & Farmers Partnership works with landowners to add value to farms while restoring aquatic habitat.

Approved projects are led by landowners, with flexible cost-share funding and technical support provided by conservation partners.

The Fishers & Farmers Partnership is made up of agricultural and conservation organizations as well as federal and state agencies from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The Fishers & Farmers are committed to:

  • working together for sustainable farms and sustainable stream health;
  • selecting projects that advance our Basin strategy;
  • combining today's science with local knowledge;
  • collaborating with existing watershed projects;
  • being accountable by measuring our success;
  • documenting success stories and communicating them inside and outside the Basin.

Projects include:

  • stabilization of eroding stream banks,
  • reconnection to floodplain,
  • construction of in-stream habitat,
  • installation of prairie & forest buffers,
  • exploration of alternative land uses,
  • optimization of fertilizer application rates,
  • enhanced grazing rotations,
  • improved watering systems, and much more.
Partner organizations include:
  • Agriculture Coalition on Environment,
  • Audubon Society,
  • Iowa Soybean Association,
  • Minnesota Corn Growers Association,
  • Missouri Agribusiness Association,
  • National Great Rivers Research & Education Center,
  • National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium,
  • Northeast-Midwest Institute,
  • Sand County Foundation,
  • The Nature Conservancy,
  • Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee,
  • Center for Watershed Science,
  • Illinois State Water Survey,
  • Illinois DNR,
  • Iowa DNR,
  • Minnesota DNR,
  • Missouri Dept. of Conservation,
  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks,
  • University of Iowa,
  • IIHR-Hydroscience and Emgomeering,
  • Wisconsin DNR,
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
  • U.S. Dept. of Ag NRCS,
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
  • U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
  • U.S. Forest Service,
  • U.S. Geological Survey,
  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center.

The Fishers and Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin is a member of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (http://fishhabitat.org/).


Contact Fishers & Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin

REMINDER: This listing is a free service of LandCAN.
Fishers & Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin is not employed by or affiliated with the Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.


Contact Fishers & Farmers Partnership for the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Heidi Keuler
Fish Biologist - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
555 Lester Avenue
La Crosse Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office
Onalaska, Wisconsin  54650
Phone: 608-783-8417
Fax: 608-783-8450


 

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