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Kickapoo River Valley Wetland Restoration: Planning and Design Considerations
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 032325, 2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.14984) @2003
Authors: Jill A. (Grodecki) Huenink, Anthony J. Vandermuss, Scott A. Mueller
Keywords: wetland restoration, Conservation Reserve Program, Natural Resources Conservation Service, microtopography
As part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Established in 1985, financial
incentives are provided to landowners for restoring marginal cropland back to original wetland
conditions. This program is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in
partnership with state and county agencies. Two landowners having adjacent properties near Viola,
Wisconsin, were accepted into the CRP to restore their currently uncultivated, marginal cropland to a
natural wetland ecosystem. Because these two sites border the banks of the Kickapoo River, the
primary goals of this wetland restoration project were to protect surface and subsurface water quality
and stabilize flooding effects of the river.