Land, Water and People: A Delicate Balance

Students Design Municipalities to Study Ecology

by Morgan Jarema

Carter Sherman and Sierra Hieshetter already were aware of the importance of good land use planning and how what happens to the ground and water in one municipality can affect those adjacent. Sierra’s family gets water from a well, and her uncle grows corn and wheat in the area. Carter’s father works for Kellogg Co., which gets flour from King Milling, one of just a few flour mills in the country that still uses water as a power source...