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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

bmicheel@co.monroe.wi.us 608/269-8975

Bryce Richardson, Soil and Water Conservationist

brichardson@co.monroe.wi.us 608/269-8976

Christina Mulder, Soil and Water Conservationist

christina.mulder@co.monroe.wi.us 608/269-8974

Connie Holzl, Administrative Assistant

Connie.holzl@co.monroe.wi.us 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.
        • 2018 TREE SALES   The Monroe County Land Conservation Department annual tree sale for 2018 has now ended. We  no longer have any stock available.  Please Contact Connie at 608-269-8973 or email connie.holzl@co.monroe.wi.us if you wish to be placed on our mailing list for next spring.                
  • WISCONSIN LAND & WATER CAMP! Our Wisconsin Land & Water Association is hosting a youth conservation camp in Manitowish Waters, WI from June 18-22, 2018. The camp is for students entering grades 9-12 and who are interested in natural resources or just enjoy being outdoors. Activities include lake research, wildlife biology, hiking, canoeing, and exposure to careers in the natural resources field.  Registration deadline is June 1, 2018. 2018 WI Land & Water Camp Brochure.  If you are interested in more information on the camp or scholarships to attend, please call our office at 608-269-8973.
  • SAND LAKE CONSERVATION CAMP! Marinette County Land & Water Conservation Department is hosting the Sand Lake Conservation Camp from June 20-22, 2018 in Crivitz, Wisconsin. The camp is open to any students entering grades 6-8 in the fall and those who have in interest in the outdoors. Activities at camp include: fishing, canoeing, shooting a bow, aquatic critter identification, learning about water pollution, & campfire building. Monroe County sponsored a handful of students in 2016 & 20172018 Sand Lake Camp Brochure. If you would like more information on the camp or on scholarship opportunities, please contact our office at 608-269-8973. 

  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

STEWARDSHIP AWARD

ORDINANCES and PERMITS

NONMETALLIC MINING RECLAMATION PLANS

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NOTICES and REMINDERS:

  • 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.