Agricultural practices have tremendous impact on water quality and aquatic ecology. By incorporating cover crops and reduced tillage on farms, we can improve aquatic environments. Since 2018, we’ve partnered with farmers and St. Olaf College to increase the use of these practices in the Rice Creek watershed, which is the only naturally reproducing brook trout stream in the area, and study the results. Read more below about the success of this ongoing project!
Farmers Protecting Rice Creek
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