Glacierland RC&D is a nonprofit, grass-roots organization that is committed to wise use and conservation of our natural resources and human resources. We promote sustainability on all levels – environmental, social and economic. This is accomplished by bringing together various agencies, organizations and people to work on projects addressing issues of sustainability in northeast Wisconsin. If you are curious about what types of projects we are currently doing, check out our Action Plan 2014-2016.
Phosphorus and sediment run-off from the Fox River into Green BayOne of our biggest projects is the reduction of phosphorus and sediment run-off into three area watersheds: Lower Fox River, Manitowoc/Sheboygan, and Milwaukee River. The rivers and other bodies of water in these watersheds are showing increasing signs of phosphorus loading and sediment run-off, which comes from a variety of sources, a significant one being conventional farming. Our Grass-based Farming project is working with conventional farmers to encourage and train them to transition to grass-based, managed grazing, as well as working with existing managed grazing farmers to provide support and on-going education. Managed grazing will help restore a healthy balance to our local rivers and bodies of water.
Our primary geographical area covers nine counties (Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago) and the Oneida Nation.
We at Glacierland are working very hard to ensure the long-term well being of our area resources, whether environmental, economic or social. This is known as “sustainability”. We invite you explore our website and learn about what we are doing to promote a sustainable way of life for our area residents.