9:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) on the first Thursday each month in the Land and Water Conservation Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.
Duties and Responsibilities
The County Land Conservation Committee is a standing committee of the Winnebago County Board. It provides local leadership in carrying out programs that conserve land & water resources. Working closely with the County Land and Water Conservation Department, the LCC establishes policies for the delivery of land and water resource management programs and services in Winnebago County.
Their connection to state & federal government gives the LCC members an understanding of local land and water resource problems and solutions.
Comprised of elected County Board members, Land and Water Conservation Committees take the leading role in local land and water resource protection. They set the course for conservation in their counties by:
- Providing local conservation leadership and coordination.
- Establishing conservation policy based on local input and resource assessment needs.
- Developing resource-driven county land and water resource management plans.
- Possessing legislative and taxing authority.
- Developing and adopting local, state and federal cost-sharing programs.
- Promoting conservation awareness and stewardship at the local level.