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Re: E-M:/ Wisconsin buffer rules article

The Wisconsin Nonpoint Redesign, discussed below, will be one of the nation's most comprehensive programs to control polluted runoff from ag and urban areas.  As a member of the urban nonpoint working group at WDNR, I can say that we have made large strides towards controlling polluted runoff from urban areas.  Ag is the same.  This is a great place to start for Michiganders concerned about polluted runoff issues.  I recommend looking at the NR 151 section which has the nuts and bolts of the nonpoint program.
Dave Zaber
----- Original Message -----
From: Geoffrey Habron
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 9:30 AM
Subject: E-M:/ Wisconsin buffer rules article

Enviro-Mich message from Geoffrey Habron <habrong@msu.edu>

Greetings!  Since non-point runoff has appeared as an issue on this list I
thought the following link describing Wisconsin's approach might be
interesting (from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).  :)

"The 500-page set of regulations is believed to be the first in the nation
to require naturally planted buffer zones to capture polluted runoff from
barnyards and farm fields as well as urban sources."


Geoffrey Habron Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Department of Sociology
13 Natural Resources Building 316 Berkey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824 East Lansing, MI 48824
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