1000 Friends of Wisconsin board member Jim Matson wrote the paper “Food, Land and Water – Can Wisconsin Find Its Way?” as background for the Food, Land & Water initiative recently launched by the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association.
The paper looks at the powerful interactions between our food system and our land and water resources. It highlights major forces and trends driving current land and water issues.
The Food, Land & Water Project invites Wisconsin stakeholders to come together and have a conversation about Wisconsin’s food, land, and water resources and the human demands that affect them. This is a chance to look beyond the present moment, see the big picture, and think about our shared resources in a more systematic and collaborative way. The four key talking points that will be discussed include: polluted surface water, groundwater quality, groundwater quantity, and the future of Wisconsin working lands.