If you are farming in the Kinni, Rush or Willow River watersheds, we invite you to become a member.

Although there is no cost to join the WWCC, by becoming a member, you agree to:

  1. Four times each year, allow a team from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to conduct confidential well and soil tests on their property. Specific results from these tests on will ONLY be shared with the member. Aggregated results (with no names attached) will be provided to the Council for use over
    the next several years in building a database about our watershed. Costs for the testing will be paid entirely by the Council. The confidential reports go to the farmer at no charge.
  2. Once each year, complete a written questionnaire about best land/water use practices in use on their property which will be shared with other members and will become part of the Council’s formal “Best Practices” Annual Report. We anticipate having cost-sharing funds available to support expansion of these practices among our members; and finally
  3. Once or twice each year, participate in the Council’s general meetings to discuss these matters with other farmers, recommend new ideas and approaches that the Council can support, and seek to support and implement watershed-friendly practices whenever possible.

Join our movement!

Complete our membership application and submit to Chris at We look forward to working with you.

Support the WWCC

Agriculture, conservation and community groups are encouraged to support the Western Wisconsin Conservation Council. As we formally launch our organization, a tiered program will be rolled out. If you are interesting in funding our start-up efforts, please contact us directly.

Chris van Someren

Thanks to our supporters and sponsors

  • Compeer Financial
  • Dairy Business Association
  • Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance
  • DATCP Producer-Led Watershed Grant Program
  • Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative