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Tribal Conservation Advisory Council

Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council

The Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) was organized in March 2001 to identify tribal conservation issues and to advise the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service on more effective ways to deliver USDA programs and assist the Indian Nations of Wisconsin. This Conservation Advisory Council, authorized in the 1995 Farm Bill, was the first such council formed in the country. 

WTCAC Members

NRCS Tribal Liaisons

Tribal Conservation Projects through EQIP and WHIP funding

Stewardship for the Future: WTCAC Report for 2011 (3MB.pdf ) NEW!

Stewardship for the Future:  A report on the protecting and restoring natural resources on Tribal lands in Wisconsin. 2009  (781 kb, pdf)

One of the responsibilities of WTCAC, at the request of the NRCS State Conservationist, is to review and recommend funding for conservation proposals from the 11 federally recognized tribes in Wisconsin. WTCAC is allocated funds annually for Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) .



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