The Nature Conservancy has several sites within the Mississippi River watershed that serve as proof-of-concept sites for our work with partners and farmers to keep sediment and nutrients — which are valuable to farmers but can degrade water quality — on farm fields and out of streams. We've highlighted this collaborative work in the videos featured below. Enjoy!
We're working with farmers and landowners in Illinois to construct wetlands that help keep valuable nutrients out of the Mackinaw River. Watch a short video
Learn how farmers are playing a part in the recovery of trout at Wisconsin's Pecatonica River Watershed. Watch a short video
Collaboration with local farmers at Wisconsin's Pecatonica River is helping keep valuable nutrients and sediment on farms and out of restored trout streams. Watch a short video
Some farming techniques help keep nutrients out of streams. Watch a short video
The Conservancy is working to protect water quality in Minnesota's Root River, an important lifeline to farms, businesses and wildlife. Watch it here
Farmers are helping reduce the amount of nitrogen entering streams by installing bioreactors. Watch Video
See how restoring old river channels along the Boone River helps benefit wildlife as well as landowners. View video