TROUT UNLIMITED-DRIFTLESS AREA RESTORATION: Driftless Area Stream Restoration Capacity Building

Purpose

Trout Unlimited (TU) will build the capacity of six TU chapters, conservation agencies and organizations to better utilize county, state, and federal Farm Bill dollars to implement cold water stream restoration projects at public access locations in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Their strategy for rebuilding capacity will include long range planning, technical assistance, workshops, and trainings. Will develop projects that incorporate critical habitat for both game (trout) and nongame species. TU has secured a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant from NRCS and has taken the lead in a Kickapoo Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI). The RCPP Farm Bill funding is specifically targeted for cold-water stream restoration projects in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. The MRBI funding can also be used for stream-bank stabilization in Kickapoo River Watershed. In addition to the Farm Bill funding, other organizations have contributed money (Trout Stamp, River Protection Grants, private foundations, etc.) to help TU in their plan to complete 10 new restoration projects in 2017. Deliverables: TU will hold a minimum of three regional meetings with agencies in order to develop long term planning of potential stream restoration projects. Six additional long term planning meetings with river organizations will be held to develop the long term planning of stream restoration projects. By next December they will have conducted Two in-the-field trainings,Two newsletters,Two long range planning meetings, and obtained state and federal permits for three projects, as well as designed two restoration projects. They will stabilize four miles of stream banks, reduce phosphorous from eroding banks by 2000 lbs., reduce sedimentation by 2000 tons, incorporate over 70 structures for trout and non-game species, and complete more than 10 restoration projects. Results will be shared through news articles, presentations, newsletters and the national website.

Objective

Enhance Local Capacity of six TU chapters and organizations in the Driftless area of Wisconsin.

Outcome

three regional meetings with agencies to develop long term planning of potential stream restoration projects.

Six additional long term planning meetings with river organizations will be held to develop the long term planning of stream restoration projects.

By next December they will have conducted Two in-the-field trainings,

Two newsletters,

Two long range planning meetings, and obtained state and federal permits for three projects, as well as designed two restoration projects.

They will stabilize four miles of stream banks, reduce phosphorous from eroding banks by 2000 lbs., reduce sedimentation by 2000 tons, incorporate over 70 structures for trout and non-game species, and complete more than 10 restoration projects.


Results will be shared through news articles, presentations, newsletters and the national website.


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RP30617
2017
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Collection of news articles and activities completed as part of RP60617.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Trout Unlimited (TU) will build the capacity of six TU chapters, conservation agencies and organizations to better utilize county, state, and federal Farm Bill dollars to implement cold water stream restoration projects at public access locations in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Their strategy for rebuilding capacity will include long range planning, technical assistance, workshops, and trainings. Will develop projects that incorporate critical habitat for both game (trout) and nongame species. TU has secured a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant from NRCS and has taken the lead in a Kickapoo Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI). The RCPP Farm Bill funding is specifically targeted for cold-water stream restoration projects in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. The MRBI funding can also be used for stream-bank stabilization in Kickapoo River Watershed. In addition to the Farm Bill funding, other organizations have contributed money (Trout Stamp, River Protection Grants, private foundations, etc.) to help TU in their plan to complete 10 new restoration projects in 2017. Deliverables: TU will hold a minimum of three regional meetings with agencies in order to develop long term planning of potential stream restoration projects. Six additional long term planning meetings with river organizations will be held to develop the long term planning of stream restoration projects. By next December they will have conducted Two in-the-field trainings,Two newsletters,Two long range planning meetings, and obtained state and federal permits for three projects, as well as designed two restoration projects. They will stabilize four miles of stream banks, reduce phosphorous from eroding banks by 2000 lbs., reduce sedimentation by 2000 tons, incorporate over 70 structures for trout and non-game species, and complete more than 10 restoration projects. Results will be shared through news articles, presentations, newsletters and the national website.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
Trout Unlimited (TU) will build the capacity of six TU chapters, conservation agencies and organizations to better utilize county, state, and federal Farm Bill dollars to implement cold water stream restoration projects at public access locations in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Their strategy for rebuilding capacity will include long range planning, technical assistance, workshops, and trainings. Will develop projects that incorporate critical habitat for both game (trout) and nongame species. TU has secured a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant from NRCS and has taken the lead in a Kickapoo Mississippi River Basin Initiative (MRBI). The RCPP Farm Bill funding is specifically targeted for cold-water stream restoration projects in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. The MRBI funding can also be used for stream-bank stabilization in Kickapoo River Watershed. In addition to the Farm Bill funding, other organizations have contributed money (Trout Stamp, River Protection Grants, private foundations, etc.) to help TU in their plan to complete 10 new restoration projects in 2017. Deliverables: TU will hold a minimum of three regional meetings with agencies in order to develop long term planning of potential stream restoration projects. Six additional long term planning meetings with river organizations will be held to develop the long term planning of stream restoration projects. By next December they will have conducted Two in-the-field trainings,Two newsletters,Two long range planning meetings, and obtained state and federal permits for three projects, as well as designed two restoration projects. They will stabilize four miles of stream banks, reduce phosphorous from eroding banks by 2000 lbs., reduce sedimentation by 2000 tons, incorporate over 70 structures for trout and non-game species, and complete more than 10 restoration projects. Results will be shared through news articles, presentations, newsletters and the national website.