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The state nutrient reduction strategy represents an inclusive effort under the leadership of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to capture present and future endeavors in Indiana which positively impact the state’s waters. The nutrient reduction strategy was authored with input from the Indiana Conservation Partnership as well as members of the agricultural community, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Indiana Farm Bureau. This is a living document and will undergo revisions over time.
The document serves several functions. These are:
The Indiana Conservation Partnership (ICP) aims to provide technical, financial and educational assistance to Hoosiers working to positively impact our soil and water resources. The ICP provides expertise to landowners and leverages both state and federal funds to put conservation on the ground in the form of Best Management Practices and technologies. Below are links to the ICP’s achievements across the state for 2013, including the conservation workload of the partnership as a whole, as well as the resulting annual nutrient and sediment load reductions, which illustrate the amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and topsoil that are kept out of Indiana’s waterways.
2013 ICP Conservation Accomplishments and Nutrient and Sediment Load Reductions Report
2013 Indiana Conservation Partnership Region 5 Model Load Reductions Poster
2014 ICP Conservation Accomplishments and Nutrient and Sediment Load Reductions Report
2014 Indiana Conservation Partnership Region 5 Model Load Reductions Poster
ISDA appreciates receiving feedback regarding the State Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Please email your comments to ISDANutrientReduction@isda.in.gov
Indiana Nutrient Management/SoilHealth
Hypoxia Page from USGS
Mississippi River Basin Initiative
Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative
USDA-NRCS Soil Health Campaign
Ohio Nutrient Reduction Strategy
Minnesota Nutrient Reduction Strategy
Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy