Our department is responsible for administering several local and state land & water resource management programs. The focal point of all conservation programs within our department is the Winnebago County Land & Water Resource Management Plan. All of the current programs, regardless of the funding source, are helping to achieve the goals set in this plan.
|Land and Water Resource Management Plan||This plan, approved in 2010, identifies long term sediment and phosphorus reduction goals and implementation strategies for the county.|
|County 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.|
|County Ordinances||Our department is responsible for administering the Livestock Waste Management Ordinance and the Stormwater Management and Erosion Control Ordinance.|
|Farmland Preservation Program|
This program provides tax incentives for landowners in eligible areas that are meeting the state Agricultural Performance Standards (NR151).
|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.|
|Information and Education||Our department is involved with a number of Information & Education activities throughout the year.|