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We support farmers, landowners and local partners working together to protect soil and reduce nutrient runoff to streams of the Upper Mississippi River Basin

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.

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Participate in a Workshop

At a Watershed Leaders Network workshop meet people who are teaming up with neighbors to use, share and expand profitable, sustainable agricultural practices. In an active environment hear their stories and challenges, call conversations about topics that matter to you, assess your local assets and needs, and identify next wise steps with input from peers who share your goals.

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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.

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Sustain Fish

The Upper Mississippi River Basin supports more than 25% of freshwater fish in the United States. What happens on land influences what happens in the water, and the condition of streams determines which fish are found here, and how many. So it’s true! Producers and local ag and conservation partners who build soil health and retain nutrients also help fish.

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