Our department is responsible for administering several local and state land & water resource management programs.
|Agriculture Performance Standards||Wisconsin Ag Performance Standards establishes polluted runoff performance standards for agricultural facilities and practices, as well as non-agricultural practices. These standards are intended to be the minimum requirements to protect water quality.|
|Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program||This program offers Federal and State incentive payments to eligible landowners to install vegetative buffers along stream corridors. Landowners have the option of a 15-year agreement or a permanent easement.|
|Water Quality Improvement Program||This program provides local cost sharing dollars to landowners on high priority projects throughout the county for pollution abatement and water quality protection.|
|Farmland Preservation Program|
This program provides tax incentives for landowners in eligible areas that are meeting the state Agricultural Performance Standards (NR151).
|Soil and Water Resource Management||This program helps provide funding to support land and water conservation staffing and expenditures. In addition, funds are used to cost-share agreements with landowners for the installation of conservation practices.|