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Wisconsin Land+Water News

County staffing grants partially restored

Joint Committee on Finance approved a partial restoration of DATCP staffing grants to county land conservation committees. Click here to view press release.


County tree sales as part of Earth Week

Fourty four counties participate in Tree Sales as a part of Earth Week and Arbor Day. Click here to see pictures from the events around the state. 

County Conservation Spotlight

At some point in your career, you might have to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Monroe County Conservationist Bob Micheel never guessed he would come so close to the literal interpretation of that phrase. Bob has been working for the Monroe County Land Conservation Department for more than 25 years, and now serves as the Monroe County Conservationist. During his time with the County, he’s worked with a lot of resource concerns and provided technical and financial assistance to many landowners in the area. After all, the majority of Monroe County is located in Wisconsin’s driftless region, characterized by coulees, valleys, and trout streams, but also home to dairy operations and a few poultry farms. The highs and lows of the landscape, combined with various land uses, can make some areas very susceptible to soil erosion. Continue reading...