We support farmers, landowners and local partners working together to protect soil and reduce nutrient runoff to streams of the Upper Mississippi River Basin
On Huzzah Creek in southeast Missouri, a conversation between two friends fishing gave rise to a new project that will protect Jim Cottrell’s farm, provide hay for feed and improve fish habitat.
Fund Your Local Project
Each year we award National Fish Habitat Partnership funds to locally-led projects in Upper Mississippi River Basin agricultural watersheds. Funded projects engage landowners; improve farms and fish habitat; address a root cause of watershed problems; support communications, monitoring, science or construction; and align with our Strategic Plan.
Step Into Unique Programs
Our workshops, live and digital events, podcasts, stories and videos introduce you to people who are teaming up with neighbors to use, share and expand sustainable agricultural practices and improve streams and water quality. Learn first hand how diverse local partners are taking on challenges and creating successes, and how you can do the same.
Connect With Local Groups
Locally-led, neighbor to neighbor soil health & watershed groups are driving landscape scale change across the Upper Midwest. Use our visual directory to find active groups and talk with people who are working in landscapes or projects like yours. See websites and events for inspiration. Ask a question or meet in person.
Use our Resources
There’s a lot of information out there, so start with our go-to list of stream, fish and ag resources for Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Zoom into our interactive map to see streams in your county. Learn about fish and how to get a fishing license. And read about people who are taking action together.