Edge-of-Field Practice Implementation
The Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition (ADMC) and several ISAP partners were recently awarded a National Fish Habitat Partnership Grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fishers & Farmers Partnership Program. The team is working in central Illinois to identify sites where (1) conditions are suitable for a conservation drainage practice, and (2) there is local interest in gaining hands-on experience with the evaluation, design, and installation steps associated with conservation drainage practices. Funding is available to install 3-5 practices at no cost to the landowner. Read the full press release here.
The ISAP team invites landowners, practitioners, drainage contractors, and others to recommend sites for consideration.
- Eligible practices:
- Constructed wetlands
- Controlled drainage/automated controlled drainage systems
- Saturated buffers
- Woodchip bioreactors
Highest priority sites will:
- Treat drainage areas larger than 50 acres
- Treat multiple tile outlets
- Leverage resources from USDA programs such as CRP or EQIP
- Integrate treatment practices into planned tile installation or improvement projects
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