Edge-of-Field Practice Implementation

Water Quality

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

Click here to recommend your site. For additional information, an FAQ document for this project is also available:



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