Lower Wabash Watershed Project

Lower Wabash Watershed Project

This project will test optimal policies and provide management tools in order to reduce the negative impact of agricultural runoff while also improving habitat for animals.

Researchers’ goals are to: 

  • Develop a decision-support matrix for landowners to forecast soil and water conditions as well as economic return on crops and timber;
  • Create maps to identify which habitat conservation targets yield the best long-term returns; and
  • Optimize a new “landscape conservation design” model for public-private conservation collaboration.

This project is part of the Public-Private Conservation working group.