Windshed Mission Statement

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The vision of the Central Wisconsin Windshed Partnership Group (CWWP) is to use conservation and preservation methods to control wind erosion on cropland, and to protect farmsteads, residential areas, roads, and highways in Central Wisconsin through the establishment of windbreaks, shelterbelts, and living snow fences. An additional CWWP focus is providing services to develop various wildlife habitats.

The CWWP seeks solutions to wind erosion and wildlife habitat enhancement through the implementation of the three following beneficial public services to clients:

1. Windbreak Establishment Service
A full service windbreak planning, planting, and three year maintenance program guaranteeing a 95% survival rate is offered to customers in Central Wisconsin. Member counties and Federal programs offer cost sharing at a rate up to 70% for installation and maintenance costs, and 100% of planning and administration costs for agricultural producers in Adams, Juneau, Portage, Waushara, and Wood Counties.

2. Wildlife Habitat Development
To provide and/or improve habitats for a variety of wildlife species; services such as native grass seedings, and wildlife plantings are offered.

3. Information and Education
Provide an increased awareness and understanding of the problems caused by wind erosion and solutions, such as conservation tillage and windbreak establishment. This will help achieve the vision of the CWWP.