The Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (FWWA) has a targeted effort to work with farmers in three subwatersheds with some of the highest nutrient and sediment loading in the Lower Fox River watershed to improve water quality in northeastern Wisconsin.
- The FWWA supports implementation of on-farm best management practices and helps target investments to improve efficiency.
- Conservation staff work with farmers on practices like streambank restoration, a pay-for-performance cover crop management system (cover crop and reduced till/no till practices), and buffer strips. A GIS tool is being developed to track installed practices and need for additional practices.
- Recognizing the need for innovative equipment and acknowledging the high cost of some of this technology, FWWA secured funding to bring equipment into the watershed for producers to share.
- Water quality monitoring is also being conducted by partners at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the U.S. Geological Survey, increasing the understanding of the impact of installed practices and new technologies.