Land Conservation

Mission Statement

Douglas County Land Conservation administers the Douglas County Land & Water Conservation Program to meet local priorities and the needs of Douglas County at the direction of the Land Conservation Committee implementing the Douglas County Land & Water Resource Management Plan and utilizing the Wisconsin Soil & Water Resource Management Program to conserve the County’s natural resources.


Other activities the Land Conservation Department is responsible for include: 
  • Establish goals and standards for conservation of soil and water resources
  • Provide for cost-sharing, technical assistance, and educational programs to conserve soil and water resources
  • Encourage coordinated soil and water conservation planning and program implementation
  • Enable the regulation of harmful land use and land management practices by county ordinance
  • Preparation of a Land and Water Resource Management Plan