Monroe County Land Conservation Department

Welcome to the Monroe County Land Conservation Department (LCD). The Monroe County LCD administers and assists with a variety of County, State, and Federal conservation programs.

Staff Members

Bob Micheel, County Conservationist 608/269-8975

Bryce Richardson, Soil and Water Conservationist 608/269-8976

Christina Mulder, Soil and Water Conservationist 608/269-8974

Connie Holzl, Administrative Assistant  608/269-8973

Roxie Anderson, Land Use Planner  608/855-5020

Employment Opportunity:

LC – Monroe County Land Conservation Intern 2019

Department Program

CWD Summit Flyer

2018-2028 Monroe County Land & Water Management Plan 

PL566 Structures – Portland Town Presentation from the Feb 7 Meeting

CREP, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program establishes buffers along streams and waterways

  TREE SALES– Thank you all for making our  third annual tree sale a big success! Please let us know if you have any suggestions for tree/shrub species for next year. We will be putting together our 2020 tree sale flyer by the end of the year. Contact Connie at 608-269-8973 or email  

 Sand Lake Conservation Camp and WI Land+Water Conservation Camp are scheduled for June of 2019. Click on the brochures below for information and contacts. Contact our office at 608-269-8973 for more information on applying for a scholarship to attend the Conservation camp. (See form below). Apply by the deadline as fee increases after.

Monroe County LCD- Scholarship Application

2019 Sand Lake Camp Brochure

2019 WI Land +Water Conservation Camp_Brochure

  Monroe County Invasive Species Work Group:

The information provided below will assist landowners interested in participating in the FPP program; property must fall within a designated Agriculture Enterprise Area AEA Map   . For more info visit DATCP: Farmland Preservation Program


NEWS RELEASE:  Application for the 2019-conservation-nominations-sought




  • Farmers spreading manure are encouraged to check Wisconsin’s Online Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast before spreading.  The site provides updated risk assessment for spreading manure.  If your site shows RED, don’t spread.
  • Visit DNR’s manure spill, response,  planning, and prevention page for information on reporting manure spills.  All manure spills or runoff that may affect Wisconsin waters must be reported.
  • Monroe County is now using a web portal that allows searches for land records data.
  • Local, state, and federal agencies are reminding landowners to consider the benefits of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Progam (CREP) when making land use decisions.  It may be a way to generate income from marginal lands in addition to providing conservation benefits.
  • Looking for a Monroe County map?  Download a pdf file of the Monroe County Road Map 22″ x 34″ or 34″ x 44″ and take it to your favorite printer for a hard copy.
  • Another option for custom maps is to make your own from the Monroe Countys’ GIS site.  By using these map printing instructions, users can make maps of almost any standard size, and can include a variety of frequently used data layers.