Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC)
WTCAC makes federal conservation programs work on Tribal Lands through government to government education and demonstration. WTCAC works to help federal agencies recognize and accept Tribal Indigenous Stewardship Methods so that Native producers can access USDA programs while preserving agricultural culture and traditions. WTCAC has developed new conservation practices, increased Tribal participation with USDA, and increased Traditional Tribal food production and access in Wisconsin and across the U.S. WTCAC and the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa lead in the development of the conservation practice Seasonal High Tunnel System for Crops. WTCAC was also able to get the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to add wild rice as a Tribal agricultural crop, increasing lending and market opportunities for Tribal wild rice producers.