Creating a conservation action plan to improve water quality and ecosystem conditions in the Koshkonong Creek Watershed

A group of graduate students from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison worked collaboratively with Friends of Koshkonong Creek to create a conservation action plan to improve water quality and ecosystem conditions in Koshkonong Creek. Koshkonong Creek consists of lower and upper watersheds. Koshkonong Creek is listed under the Wisconsin […]

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Documenting land use and environmental change in a Wisconsin watershed: Addressing local needs for adaptive management

We are a group of six master’s students in the Environmental Observation and Informatics program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this project, we provide an overview of the expansion of the City of Sun Prairie, background on how climate change is projected to affect this area of Wisconsin, and an analysis of how land […]

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Planning strategic growth opportunities for the town of Germantown, Wisconsin

The Town of Germantown in Juneau County is seeking ways to address the effects of rapid residential development and an unprecedented increase of part-time and seasonal residents. Known for its lakes, forests, and outdoor recreational activities, Germantown has become a recreational rural getaway. The overall population has increased by nine percent from 2010–20 and is […]

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Oak Creek Recreation Survey (cont.)

Nestled between Flagstaff and Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon is a staple in Arizona’s tourism and recreation industries. With inflows from the Verde River, Oak Creek Canyon is a popular destination for both in-state and out-of-state visitors, with plenty of options for recreation, including camping, hiking, and swimming. As the City of Sedona draws in over […]

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Exploring engineering options for flood control, sediment, and nutrient reduction for Koshkonong Creek

The Koshkonong Creek watershed located in Sun Prairie Wisconsin is experiencing an increasein both the severity and duration of flood events. The goal of this project is to reduce the durationof flood events in the watershed through the implementation of side-channel storage that worksto retain flood waters for a controlled, slow-release after a peak flooding […]

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Exploring green infrastructure ideas for the Koshkonong Creek Watershed

This report is a compilation of seven unique strategies that address Koshkonong Creek flooding through environmental sustainability engineering solutions. The strategies include: Implementing floating solar panels and a riparian buffer as a solution to farm field flooding and excess phosphorus in the Koshkonong Creek Koshkonong Creek Park for flooding and phosphorus mitigation Dairy farms to […]

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Growing a stakeholder network for Koshkonong Creek clean-up and maintenance

Due to increased development within the Koshkonong Creek watershed and achanging climate, overall health of the watershed has worsened. Our team’s project goal isto identify how to improve the overall health of the watershed as well as the best outreachstrategies to inspire community stakeholders related to the future sustainability of theKoshkonong Creek watershed. UniverCity Year […]

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Exploring governance options for the Koshkonong Creek Watershed

The health of a water body is intrinsically linked to the use of the surrounding land. This inescapable truth poses a significant challenge to those who seek to manage watersheds of all sizes, as the land that these watersheds encompass is utilized by a diverse group of stakeholders. Their diverse range of interests inherently results […]

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