Citizen water advocates, working with the River Alliance and other conservation groups, successfully beat back two bad bills in the latest legislative session that would have, at best, made no progress in protecting groundwater and, at worst, set way back water protection in Wisconsin.  Like... Read More

One of the many myths peddled by agricultural interests in their effort to stifle any meaningful regulation of groundwater pumping for irrigation is that “the science isn’t settled” about whether all that pumping takes water from lakes and streams. When you hear this come out of a... Read More

Somewhere in the foreground of this photo, amid eroded and trampled banks, runs Big Rock Creek. A recent manure event and subsequent fish kill on Castle Rock Creek, a popular trout stream in southwestern Wisconsin, has generated more attention than usual on the topic of agriculture’s... Read More