Since 2010, we’ve connected across boundaries to fund projects that benefit farms, fish, and people. Our focus is shared work for resilient lands, confident farmer leaders, and effective farmer-driven soil health and watershed initiatives.
Funded projects now total more than 35, with investment over $1.5 million. Stream and dirt-moving projects include prairie STRIPs, oxbow and floodplain restoration, rotational grazing, cover crops, no-till, strip-till, alternate watering systems, stream bank stabilization, stream crossings, low-head dam removal, and nutrient reduction.
Fishers & Farmers Partnership also funds projects to help build effective farmer-driven initiatives, such as on-farm demonstrations, tours, research, video, workshops, facilitated discussions, and outreach to grow participation. And our Watershed Leaders Network hosts interactive, professionally-facilitated action planning workshops at a regional scale
Fishers & Farmers Partnership serves the Upper Mississippi River Basin, including Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. It is self-directed, led by a volunteer steering committee, and is funded by the National Fish Habitat Partnership, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, McKnight Foundation and many partners.