The Mission of Green Lands Blue Waters is to support the development of and transition to a new generation of multi-functional agricultural systems in the Upper Mississippi River Basin and adjacent areas that integrate more perennial plants and other Continuous Living Cover into the agricultural landscape. We highlight models of positive agricultural transformation that can inspire and inform agricultural stakeholders and practices across the nation.
Green Lands Blue Waters (GLBW) is a unique and critical organization because of our singular focus on Continuous Living Cover (CLC) and our existing broad network of partners that includes universities, researchers, educators, producer associations, environmental groups, businesses, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and practitioners.
GLBW operates as an unincorporated coalition and acts as a connector, collaborator, convener, and communicator serving multiple partners and focusing on opportunities and challenges that our partners identify but cannot tackle alone. We work primarily in the Upper Midwest states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin but have strong partnerships across the Mississippi River Basin and Steering Committee representation from Missouri and Louisiana.