Resource on challenges and opportunities for achieving clean lakes and healthy landscapes

The UW-Madison Water Sustainability and Climate Project (WSC) announces a resource for practitioners of natural resources policy and management: a collection of research briefs highlighting challenges and opportunities for sustaining Wisconsin’s land and water resources and the many benefits they provide people.

The research briefs summarize the WSC project’s studies that have policy and management implications and are intended to help practitioners and decision makers apply the latest science to programs and solutions aimed at achieving clean lakes and healthy landscapes.

The growing collection is online and free to download:

While their geographic scope is the Yahara Watershed, these research findings are applicable to many places in Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.

Makes sure check the collection periodically, as more research briefs will be added upon the publication of future studies. You can also stay abreast by following the WSC project on Twitter: @YaharaWSC.

The WSC project is an effort to understand how water and the many other benefits people derive from nature could change over time, given ongoing changes in land use, climate and human demands. The five-year project (2011–2016) is focused on the Yahara Watershed in southern Wisconsin and funded by the National Science Foundation. Visit