The White River and its tributaries suffer from excess nutrients and pesticides – You can help improve water quality, recreate important landscape function, and improve your operation by practicing conservation!
With the majority of land use in the watershed in agricultural production, the agricultural community (including farmers, business, extension professionals, and researchers) has a great opportunity to positively affect water quality by helping prevent runoff and its pollutants. Working to keep critical topsoil on fields and out of the streams will help agricultural longevity and local water quality. Our agriculture community is critical to our regional economy and its individual farmers are important to solving our water challenges.
Conservation funding is available for landowners located in priority areas of the Upper White River Watershed. Visit the Cost-Share Program page for more information about available funding and approved practices.