Douglas County Land Conservation administers the Douglas County Land & Water Conservation Program to meet local priorities and the needs of Douglas County at the direction of the Land Conservation Committee implementing the Douglas County Land & Water Resource Management Plan and utilizing the Wisconsin Soil & Water Resource Management Program to conserve the County’s natural resources.
Other activities the Land Conservation Department is responsible for include:
Establish goals and standards for conservation of soil and water resources
Provide for cost-sharing, technical assistance, and educational programs to conserve soil and water resources
Encourage coordinated soil and water conservation planning and program implementation
Enable the regulation of harmful land use and land management practices by county ordinance
Preparation of a Land and Water Resource Management Plan