Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council

Contact Information

7118 County Road V
Gillett, WI 54124 - 9713
(715) 821-0555
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Planning Grant FY 2013

Executive Summary

The Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) intends to use this planning grant to develop a Tribal AmeriCorps Program to serve our 11 Federally Recognized member Tribes in Wisconsin in the Focus Areas of "Healthy Futures" and "Environmental Stewardship". WTCAC will engage AmeriCorps members to implement an initiative to bring healthy, traditional foods back to our Tribal Communities in the form of Tribal Community Aquaponics Gardens to combat adult and childhood obesity and diabetes. In addition WTCAC, by working with Federal land management agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, will restore the traditional Tribal gathering areas within the Ceded Territories so that our people may once again have access to the natural healthy foods that Mother Earth intended us to have. WTCAC will work with the Forest Service and other Public Lands Agencies to implement conservation and environmental best management practices such as stream restoration, invasive species control, habitat restoration, and brush removal to restore the waters and lands of our ancestors.

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