Green Lands Blue Waters (GLBW) was formed in 2004 by representatives of land grant universities and key agricultural and environmental organizations – listed below. This organization includes partners from the same four-state area as LWV UMRR - Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.
The Mission of Green Lands Blue Waters is "to support the development of and transition to a new generation of multi-functional agricultural systems in the Upper Mississippi River Basin and adjacent areas that integrate more perennial plants and other Continuous Living Cover into the agricultural landscape."
The Green Lands Blue Waters Conference was held in Minneapolis on November 19-20. We will share highlights from that conference when the videos and related materials are made available online.
GLBW Founding Partners:
Agricultural Watershed Institute Audubon Society
Illinois Stewardship Alliance Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Iowa Farmers Union Iowa Soybean Association
Izaak Walton League of America Land Stewardship Project
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University
Louisiana State University Minnesota Farmers Union
Practical Farmers of Iowa Rural Advantage
Southwest Badger Resource Conservation & Development Council
The Land Institute The Nature Conservancy
Trout Unlimited University of Illinois
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Wisconsin-Madison