FFP GIS/science/outreach staff are communicating fish habitat conservation strategies that benefit UMRB streams/rivers, informing strategic habitat conservation plans and engaging people in conservation action.
FFP GIS/science/outreach staff are communicating fish habitat conservation strategies that benefit UMRB streams, informing strategic habitat conservation plans, monitoring social drivers and engaging people in conservation.
FFP communications is hosting workshops; Boots on the Ground, a monthly online conversation; and a radio/podcast with TheFarmWI.com, and is contributing to development of Midwest Watershed Training Center.
Farmers, The Wetlands Initiative, NRCS, USFWS, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Illinois Corn Growers, University of Illinois, McKnight Foundation and others are advancing use of small tile-treatment wetlands on row-crop farms.
“A watershed group was worth a try,” said farmer Brian McCulloh, “so I attended meetings with an open mind. It helps when neighbors struggle with the same challenges, to do better.”
Becky Taylor leads learning circles for women landowners, and tells how they work and impact land. Gabrielle McNally, Women for the Land program director, is expanding learning circles nationwide.
Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Health Coalition’s members meet monthly to discuss soil health. The welcoming circle is bringing their community alive with interest in its land and streams.
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