Steve Becker, Sponsor and Team Leader – NRCS
Nate Anderson – DNR
Bart Chapman – DATCP
Stacy Dehne – DATCP
Mike Dreischmeier – NRCS
Seth Ebel – Dane County LCD
Faith Fitzpatrick – USGS
Jeff Hastings – Trout Unlimited
Ben Lee – Fish Creek Restoration
Marty Melchior – Inter-Fluve
Bob Micheel – Monroe County LCD
Ken Potter – UW Madison
Joe Schmelz – NRCS
Jeff Schure – DNR
Goal: This team will revise a grouping of four NRCS Conservation Practice Standards (CPS) related to stream protection and stream restoration projects: CPS 395 Stream Habitat Improvement and Management, CPS 580 Streambank and Shoreline Protection, CPS 582 Open Channel, and CPS 584 Channel Bed Stabilization. Specific objectives to revise these NRCS state technical standards include the following:
The standard revisions will identify procedures for stream assessments and establish the hydraulic criteria for proportioning a stable stream channel, floodplain, and planform system. Revisions will be based on proven scientific methods that will improve waters of the state, protect private interests, and conform to applicable state laws and regulations.
Work Team Status: This stakeholder team began meeting in March 2020 with meetings held regularly until the 4 updated standards were out for Initial Review. Details on meetings, including agendas and meeting notes, are available on the left side of this website as the work develops.
Anticipated Publication Date: Sept. 2021
Federal Conservation Practice Standards:
Existing WI CPSs are available in the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide.