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EMBI Supported Grants

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Linking Soil Health with Great Lakes Water Quality

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will take the lead on a $508,000 grant for one of the first large-scale attempts to directly link in-field soil health parameters with intensive edge-of-field water quality monitoring across the Great Lakes Basin. The results of this work will provide direct management recommendations for improving the health and quality of the Great Lakes.


EMBI Collaborates with AGL

The Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) collaborated with the Alliance for the Great Lakes on two newly funded projects; Agricultural Outreach in the Lower Fox Basin and the Lower Fox Perennial Forage Project.

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Prof. Kevin Fermanich Receives EPA Grant

UW-Green Bay’s Kevin Fermanich (Natural and Applied Sciences) was awarded an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $200,000 to aid in his research of the water quality impact of managed grazing. Fermanich will work in collaboration with UWGB Assistant Scientist Paul Baumgart, as well as UWGB grads and undergrads, NEW Water (Green Bay Metropolitan Sanitary District) and the Oneida Nation. The research timeline spans from Spring 2016 to Spring 2020, and will help to further inform the impact managed grazing has on water quality, specifically in the Lower Fox River sub-basin.

Targeting Sediment Reduction in the Lower Fox

This project will reduce agricultural sediment and nutrient loading to the Lower Fox River and Green Bay through the installation of innovative yet underutilized conservation practices (such as stream buffering, stream bank protection and cover crops) in key sections of the Plum and Kankapot Creek watersheds. The project will also monitor the effects of the installed conservation practices in order to guide the future implementation of conservation practices throughout the Lower Fox watershed.