The Turkey River Watershed Management Authority (WMA) has several upcoming opportunities for community members to share their questions, stories, and goals related to the Turkey River Watershed. The Turkey River Watershed includes more than one million acres across eight counties in Northeast Iowa.

The WMA will host three open house listening sessions where community members and stakeholders can learn more about the Turkey River Watershed and share their own experiences, hopes, and concerns related to the Turkey River.… Read more ›

The Daily Erosion Project (DEP) estimates precipitation, runoff, sheet and rill erosion, and hillslope delivery in near real time, on over 2000 watersheds in the Midwest (Figure 1). It does this by running the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model with a combination of remotely-sensed precipitation weather stations, remotely-sensed crop and residue cover, remotely-sensed topography, and soils databases.

It is an update and expansion to the Iowa Daily Erosion Project (Cruse et al.,… Read more ›

October 20th, 2016

Fayette County Conservation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Iowa Resource Enhancement and Protection, commonly referred to as REAP.

REAP invests in projects that enhance and protect Iowa’s natural and cultural resources.  15% of REAP is set aside for grants to cities and counties for projects that help establish natural areas, and encourage outdoor recreation and resource management.… Read more ›