A river flows through the countryside.

Joseph L. Murphy/Iowa Soybean Assoication

Understand your farm's role in the success of local watershed planning

September 23, 2020

Hear from ISA staff as they rollout several watershed plans in the webinar recordings below. 

Watershed plans are a guide for conservation and agronomic decisions on fields within the watershed. Each field has unique qualities and we want you to understand how your fields can play a role in achieving watershed goals. Through ISA’s leadership, many watershed groups in Iowa have gone through the watershed planning process to develop watershed improvement plans.

Value of a watershed plan: 

  • Set continuous improvement goals and measure effects; 
  • Interface with government programs; Identify both short- and long-term plans/goals;
  • Plan risk management/alternative scenarios;
  • Provide summary of existing management to determine how new tools and technologies can improve management or measurement;
  • Demonstrate and verify conservation success to landowners, peers, industry personnel and the public.

The watershed planning process assesses current conditions, develops goals for water quality, outlines strategies to reach the goals and estimates the resources necessary to implement the plan. Visit our Resources & Publications page to read some of the completed watershed plans or contact ISA for more information: research@iasoybeans.com.

Twin Cedars Watershed Plan

View the Twin Cedars watershed plan here.


Skillet Creed Watershed Plan

View the Skillet Creek watershed plan here.


Mill Creek Watershed Plan

 View the Mill Creek watershed plan here.



West Buttrick Creek

 View the West Buttrick Creek watershed plan here.