The Wisconsin Nutrient Strategy documents the progress of ongoing activities implemented by federal, state, or local agencies and identifies outstanding needs to manage diverse nutrient management activities for point sources and nonpoint sources across the state.

  • The strategy was crafted with substantial input from federal, state, and local agency representatives
  • The work supports the U.S. EPA’s Gulf Hypoxia Action Plan 2008 for the Mississippi basin, and Annex 4 of the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and builds on existing programs and requirements at the local, state and federal level that either regulate point sources or promote voluntary conservation practices by agricultural nonpoint sources.
  • The strategy seeks to increase outreach and education, enhance planning efforts, and accelerate conservation practice implementation, all with the goal of yielding measurable reductions in nutrient losses. 
  • The 2013 Wisconsin Nutrient Strategy identifies $51.8 million of annual funding related to nutrient management activities in Wisconsin from state and federal programs. Progress toward the goals of enhancing, better coordinating, and reporting on outcomes is tracked within annual progress reports.