Matt Woodrow, Sponsor, DATCP
Rachel Rushmann, Team Leader, DATCP
Francisco Arriaga, UW Madison
Joe Baeten, WDNR
Travis Engels, Kewaunee County LWCD
Amy Haak, Country Visions Coop
Dave Hart, WGNHS
Matt Komiskey, USGS
Maureen Muldoon, WGNHS
Jason Nemecek, NRCS
Nathen Nysse, Tilth Agronomy
Jamie Patton, UW Madison/UW Extension
Tony Reali, Calumet County LWCD
If you have questions regarding this standard, contact SOC Program Manager at email@example.com or the Team Leaders at Rachel.Rushmann@wisconsin.gov.
- January 28, 2019 – cancelled due to snow storm
- February 28, 2019 – Agenda, SOC Summary, DNR Summary, Notes
- March 25, 2019 – Agenda, Notes
- April 25, 2019 – Agenda, Notes
- May 23, 2019 – Agenda, Notes
- June 27, 2019 – Agenda, Notes
- July 18, 2019 – Agenda, Notes
- August 22, 2019 – cancelled due to lack of quorum
- September 26, 2019 – Agenda, Notes
- October 24, 2019 – Agenda, Notes
- December 17, 2019 – Agenda, Notes
- January 23, 2020 (teleconf.) – Agenda, Notes
- March 16, 2020 (teleconf.) – Agenda, Notes
Goal: This Verification of Depth to Bedrock (formerly known as Verification of Land Features) Standard Team created a new technical standard for use in verifying and documenting land features when a landowner wishes to contest the current depth to bedrock categorization of cropland specifically for the purposes of applying manure as a crop nutrient. Currently available depth to bedrock information varies by county and consists of a combination of information from multiple sources. The standard will establish valid methods and technologies for taking measurements, the appropriate scale for identifying features, and the qualifications of persons who may perform verification. The standard will support implementation of s. NR 151.075 in designated areas where the bedrock consists of Silurian dolomite with a depth to bedrock of 20 feet or less. It may also be appropriate for use in other areas of the state where depth to bedrock is a resource concern.
To clarify the scope and limits of this new standard, this document outlines which categories and topics are addressed under DATCP Technical Standard 01 Verification of Depth to Bedrock versus program implementation decisions to be determined by DATCP or DNR through rulemaking.
This team will examine existing research, consider new technologies, propose criteria, and consider input from expert and public review.
Initial Review: February 2020 – View Initial Review Comments and Responses
Broad Review: May 20, 2020 to June 22, 2020. View Broad Review Comments and Responses
Publication Date: 2021 – The standard and guidance document are now available on the DATCP website.
Work Team Status: This team began meeting in February 2019. Meetings were held approximately monthly until the draft standard was completed.
Details on meetings, including agendas and notes, were posted in the left sidebar as the work developed.
- Chapter ATCP 50, Wis. Adm. Code
- Chapter NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code
- DNR NR 151 Technical Advisory Committee Process resources
- Nebraska Geological Mapping Project Summary
- Chalikakis, K., Plagnes, V., Guerin, R., Valois, R., and Bosch, F. 2001. Contribution of geophysical methods to karst system exploration. Hydrogeology Journal 19: 1169-1180.
- Cooley, E., Madison, F., Frame, D., and Wunderlin, A., UW Discovery Farms Fact Sheet 2. Mapping Bedrock: Using models to determine bedrock depth across a large area, Summer 2013.
- Hart, D. (published with WGNHS, UW-Extension, Discovery Farms, and UW-Madison), Mapping Bedrock: Verifying Depth to Bedrock in Calumet County using Seismic Refraction, December 13, 2011.
- Kewaunee County Bedrock Verification Policy
- Mauel, S., Frame, D., and Madison, F., UW Discovery Farms, Mapping Bedrock: Models and field tools to identify loss potential in vulnerable landscapes, Summer 2013.
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Applying Manure in Sensitive Areas, State requirements and recommended practices to protect water quality, Rev. May 2005.
- NRCS Engineering Field Handbook Supplement excerpt – Chapter 4, Exhibit A (referenced in NRCS CPS 313 related to location of sinkholes and other karst features), January 2018.
- NRCS Part 631 National Engineering Handbook excerpt – Chapter 5, Sec. 631.0502 (Logging earth materials) and Sec. 631.0503 (Sampling earth materials), January 2012.
- NRCS Part 651 Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook (AWMFH) excerpt, Chapter 7 – Geologic and Groundwater Considerations, August 2010.
- Parsen, Michael J., Mauel, Stephen W. , and Streiff, Carolyn M. (UW Extension and WGNHS), Hydrogeological characterization of the Town of Lincoln, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, Open File Report 2017-05, 2017.
- USGS, Map Scales, 1992.