The WI Standards Oversight Council (SOC) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are soliciting comments from the public on the following revised draft Conservation Practice Standards (CPS):  CPS 395 Stream Habitat Improvement and Management, CPS 580 Streambank and Shoreline Protection, CPS 582 Open Channel, and CPS 584 Channel Bed Stabilization.

The revisions are based on proven scientific methods that will improve waters of the state, protect private interests, and conform to applicable state laws and regulations.  Specific objectives to revise these NRCS state technical standards included the following:

  • Ensure comprehensive and resilient stream channel restorations that reduce bank erosion,
  • Improve stream habitat, and
  • Sustain functions and values after large storm events.

To comment on any (or all!) of these 4 standards:

  • Submit your comments via email to by midnight on July 11, 2021.
  • Keep comments specific and directly related to each t