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

Arin Gowan,  Administrative Assistant (608)269-8973

Roxie Anderson, Land Use Planner  (608)855-5020

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Department Activities 

2020 Poster Contest Fill in Registration Form


Help Stop CWD Flyer


 2020 Tree Sale Program- Coming Soon

Climate Change Task Force

Farmland Preservation Program

Farmland Preservation Plan

Land Use Planning


Fishing Easements 

Department Programs

PL566 Structures – Portland Town Presentation from the Feb 7 Meeting

2018-2028 Monroe County Land & Water Management Plan 

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

  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


2019 Award Winner Announced 

  • Conservation Farmer – Joe & Deb Hemmersbach
  • Conservationist- City of Sparta
  • Tree Farmer – Christ & Joyce Ballow 




  • 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.