Agro - Forestry Wellhead Protection Demonstration
A demonstration using hybrid poplar for conservation purposes and to network with agencies, specialist and potential growers to develop productive conservation practices. The goal is to reduce pollution in highly targeted areas like well water source areas for cities The project has completed a BMP manual and has established a demonstration site in Pope County exploring biomass for energy use.
- U of M Partners: UM Extension Natural Resource program Regional Educators, CINRAM, WCROC, SROC, NRRI
- Community Partners - MDA (wellhead protection project), Agro-forestry Cooperative, County Environmental Services, County Feedlot Officers, , NRCS, NRCS RC&D, SWCD's, Watershed groups (such as Chippewa River Watershed Project, Clean-up River Environment CURE), CERTS
- Board Funding Investment: $13,500 in 03-04, $5,000 in 06-07
- Matching Funds: $5,000 CERTs