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New Collaborative Publication Highlights Wisconsin Tribal Conservation

MADISON, WIS., April 21, 2021 ‒ The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in partnership with the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC), today, announced a new collaborative publication, Wisconsin Tribal Conservation: Stewardship for the Future, is available online, highlighting successful conservation efforts with the 11 federally recognized Tribes of Wisconsin. Six other USDA agencies and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) are also partnering to highlight the protection and restoration of natural resources on Wisconsin Tribal lands. 

Tribal Publication CoverFor over 20 years, the WTCAC and Wisconsin Tribal leaders have assisted the USDA in creating innovative programs and practices that are more meaningful and accessible to historically underserved groups, such as the Wisconsin Tribal Nations and Tribal members.

NRCS works with the 11 federally recognized Tribes of Wisconsin to protect the land, waters and natural resources we all enjoy. The publication highlights specific projects completed in partnership with each of the Tribes. It also features projects completed in partnership with six other USDA agencies and DATCP. These collaborative relationships are extending conservation across public, private and Tribal lands—fostering a landscape-scale regenerative conservation approach to build a more sustainable future for all of us.

“NRCS is grateful to partner with the 11 federally recognized Tribes of Wisconsin to cultivate conservation. The WTCAC partnership provides an effective forum for USDA agencies to coordinate with Tribal Nations in policy development and program activities. We are pleased to present this new publication, featuring each Wisconsin Tribe and their unique conservation contributions to the land. Our mission resonates with them and we have a common goal of protecting and enhancing our lands for future generations,” said Angela Biggs, NRCS Wisconsin State Conservationist.

To learn about conservation accomplishments on the Tribal lands of Wisconsin, download the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation: Stewardship for the Future publication. For more information about the assistance USDA provides to the Tribes of Wisconsin visit the NRCS Outreach & Advocacy: Assisting Wisconsin Tribes website.

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