Our department is responsible for administering several local and state land & water resource management programs.

Program NameDescription
Agriculture Performance StandardsWisconsin 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 ProgramThis 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 ProgramThis program provides local cost sharing dollars to landowners on high priority projects throughout the county for pollution abatement and water quality protection.
Farmland Preservation ProgramThis program provides tax incentives for landowners in eligible areas that are meeting the state Agricultural Performance Standards (NR151).  
Soil and Water Resource ManagementThis 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.
TMDL's/MS4TMDL (Total Maxium Daily Load) and MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) are federal and state required standards that address water quality in the state.  Much of the surface water within the county has been classified as impaired and requires close monitoring.

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Land And Water Conservation

625 E County Road Y
Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI 54901-9731
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Oshkosh:(920) 232-1950
Neenah:(920) 727-8642
Fax:(920) 424-1277