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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.
              • 2017 TREE SALES FORM The Monroe County Land Conservation Department is having it’s annual tree sale. Purchase in bundles of 25 bareroot trees and shrubs. Payment is due at time of order. Deadline is March 1, 2017. Orders should be mailed in or dropped off with payment at the Monroe County LCD office. Contact Connie at 608-269-8973 or email connie.holzl@co.monroe.wi.us with any questions. Tree Type 

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

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.