Oversight of Animal Feeding Operations for Manure Management in the Great Lakes Basin


2019 Report

In 2019 the WQB produced a report on the topic of manure management for animal feeding operations, which reviewed practices and policies in the state and provincial jurisdictions in the Great Lakes. The recommendations included in the report have been identified as priority actions for strengthening governmental manure management/regulatory frameworks.   The report is also accompanied by an infographic.


2020 Report

In 2020, the WQB held several webinars to receive feedback on this report.  The collective feedback from these webinars has been summarized in this October 2020 report to the Commission.  The summary report outlines the next steps that the WQB proposes to continue advancing its work and recommendations from their 2019 report on manure management.


Engagement Webinars on the 2019 Report

  • April 15, 2020:  By-Invitation Webinar - Agriculture and Environmental Non-government Organizations

       Answers to questions received during this webinar are available here.

  • May 1st, 2020:  Public Webinar

       Responses to questions received during this public webinar are available here. The video of the public webinar is below.

  • June 26, 2020:  By-Invitation Webinar - Government and Regulatory Agencies

       Answers to questions received this webinar are available here.


Great Lakes Water Quality Board Manure Management Report Public Webinar - May 1, 2020 from International Joint Commission on Vimeo.