-Disclaimer: The goals outlined were based on having three employees. We currently only have two employees, which will impact the number of goals were are able to accomplish in 2019. 

Healthy Soils: Addressing Soil Erosion

  1. Establish 5000 new cover crop acres

  2. Increase no till bean practices based on tillage transect data

  3. Increase no till/strip till corn practices based on tillage transect data

Healthy Soils: Addressing Soil Quality Degradation
  1. Enroll more farmers to participate in INfield Advantage 

  2. Establish 1000 acres of new cover crop acres

  3. Perform three soil health demonstrations across the watershed

  4. Promote the use of soil health testing and monitoring

Water Management: Addressing Water Quality Degradation
  1. The SWCD will increase septic system awareness/education

  2. Continue to develop the Lower Kankakee Watershed Initiative

  3. Reduce excess nutrients in ground water

  4. Reduce excess nutrients in surface water

Land Use and Development: Addressing Habitat Degradation/Fragmentation
  1. Educate landowners about benefits of native plants and the negative impact of invasive plants on the environment 

  2. 100 acres of wildlife habitat will be installed in Jasper County by 2020

  3. 100 acres of wildlife habitat will be protected in Jasper County by 2020

Land Use and Development: Addressing Inadequate Livestock Water
  1. Reduce number of livestock access sites by 50% in key critical areas

Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District

211 East Drexel Parkway, Rensselaer, IN 47978

219-866-8008 x3

jaspercountysoilandwater@gmail.com

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