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

Department Programs

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

County Deer Advisory Council , 2016 Deer Season results and 2017 recommendations.

CWD Factsheet August 2018– Chronic Wasting Disease facts and sampling station locations.

  The Monroe County Land Conservation Department will be mailing out the 2019 tree order forms in early January for their third annual tree sale. Watch for updates on our webpage and on Facebook. Please Contact Connie at 608-269-8973 or email if you wish to be placed on our mailing list for next spring. If you have ordered in the past then you are already on our mailing list.    


2019 CONSERVATION AWARENESS POSTER CONTEST, Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper” is the theme for the 2019 Conservation Awareness Poster Contest sponsored by the Monroe County Land Conservation Department. The contest is open to all public, private and homeschooled (K-12) students in Monroe County. Local participants have the chance to advance to the National Poster Contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts. Click on the link: 2019 Poster contest info and application revised Local Entries are due by Friday January 4, 2019 at the Monroe County Land Conservation Department, 820 Industrial Dr. Suite 3, Sparta, WI 54656. Questions can be emailed to or call 608-269-8973 or 269-8976


  Monroe County Invasive Species Work Group:

An Invasive Plant ID and Management Field Day is being held on October 11th at the Scott Town Hall from 9 till Noon. See attachment for details and location:  Invasive Plant ID and Management Field Day_Oct2018 .

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






  • 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.