FIRST - Nation's First Watershed Project
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 42.110 W 091° 02.039
15T E 658412 N 4840635
Quick Description: Nation's First Watershed Project Historical Marker on Hwy 14 1/2 mile west of Coon Valley, Wisconsin
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2007 7:48:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM1XY3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamTGF
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Long Description:
Text on marker:
"This point is near the center of the 90,000 acre Coon Creek Watershed, the nation's first large-scale demonstration of soil and water conservation. The area was selected for this purpose by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service (then Soil Erosion Service) in October 1933. Technicians of the S.C.S and the University of Wisconsin pooled their knowledge with the experiences of local farm leaders to establish a pattern of land use now prevalent throughout the midwest. Planned practices in effect include improvement of woodlands, wildlife habitat and pastures, better rotations and fertilization, strip cropping, terracing, and gully and stream bank erosion control. The outcome is a tribute to the wisdom, courage and foresight of the farm families who adopted the modern methods of conservation farming illustrated here.

Erected 1955"
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 10/01/1933

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