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Draft Filter Strip Standard

The NRCS Standard 393, Filter Strip, has been revised and is open for comments until February 2nd. A group of technicians worked together to revise the standard last year. You are encouraged to review the draft standard and submit your feedback before a final draft is submitted.  socwisconsin.org/2015/filter-strip-comment/

Conservation Member Spotlight

For the past six years Pepin County Conservationist, Chase Cummings, has been working with volunteers to monitor water quality, educating students interested in natural resources, and helping community members implement conservation practices. 

County Conservation Spotlight

At some point in your career, you might have to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Monroe County Conservationist Bob Micheel never guessed he would come so close to the literal interpretation of that phrase. Bob has been working for the Monroe County Land Conservation Department for more than 25 years, and now serves as the Monroe County Conservationist. During his time with the County, he’s worked with a lot of resource concerns and provided technical and financial assistance to many landowners in the area. After all, the majority of Monroe County is located in Wisconsin’s driftless region, characterized by coulees, valleys, and trout streams, but also home to dairy operations and a few poultry farms. The highs and lows of the landscape, combined with various land uses, can make some areas very susceptible to soil erosion. Continue reading...