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CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Technical and financial resources are often available through various conservation organizations in the area. The first step usually involves a landowner contacting an organization for more information. A site visit may be held, followed by the development of a project plan and implementation. Here’s a list of popular conservation program offerings:

 

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law – actively manage your forest while also getting a tax break: http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/fr/FR0295.pdf
  • Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant Program – a cost-share program that provides assistance to protect and enhance your forested lands, prairies, and waters using various practices:

http://dnr.wi.gov/Aid/ForestLandowner.html

 

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) or Natural Resources Conservation Department (NRCS)

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/wi/programs/financial/eqip/

 

USFWS

  • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program- cost-share for various practices

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/partners/

 

Ashland and Bayfield Counties Land and Water Conservation Departments

These county departments can provide technical and financial assistance for a variety of practices:

http://www.co.ashland.wi.us/departments/land-and-water-conservation/

http://www.bayfieldcounty.org/145/Land-Water-Conservation

 

Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area - http://www.northwoodscwma.org/

 

Bayfield Regional Conservancywww.brcland.org

BRC can help you place a conservation easement on your property, a great tool if you wish to protect your property and its ecological/conservation values in perpetuity. You can work with the land trust to restrict development while still actively managing your property.

Fig. 1 BRWA wood turtle project area.jpg

 

Threats To Water Poll

Please rank the questions below based on what you believe is the greater threat to water quality in the region. (5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest - use the "+" selector to vote. 5 votes for highest rank, 4 votes for second highest, etc.)

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Large-scale agriculture
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Failing septic/waste treatment systems
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Mining
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Stream sedimentation, washouts and erosion
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Forest management practices
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BRWAs Priorities Poll

Please rank the questions below based on how you believe BRWA should prioritize emerging water quality issues in the region. (5 being the highest, 1 being the lowest - use the "+" selector to vote. 5 votes for highest rank, 4 votes for second highest, etc.)

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Establish baseline water quality conditions
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Outreach and education
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Restore problem erosional areas
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Work with local authorities to address water quality issues
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Protective waterway designations
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