Hay River Area Watershed

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The Hay River Farmer-Led Watershed Council is a group of farmers working together to improve soil and water conservation within the Hay River watershed. The council was established 2013 and encompasses the Upper, Middle, and Lower South Forks of the Hay River watershed as well as the Beaver Creek, Sandy Creek, and Tiffany Creek watersheds which includes approximately 180 square miles. It is located mostly in Dunn County but includes parts of Barron, St. Croix, and Polk Counties as well.

To promote farmer learning, council members organize events such as workshops, field days, and seminars.

The council also offers incentives to farmers in the watershed for implementing conservation practices including grassed waterways, soil testing, buffer strips, and cover crops. We also encourage farmers to continue their own education by attending field days and running their own trials.

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