Land Conservation Committees (LCC)

These elected officials provide local leadership in carrying out programs that conserve Wisconsin's land and water resources. Working closely with the LWCDs, they are the primary local delivery system of natural resource programs.

Comprised of publicly-elected county board members, LCCs take a leading role in local land and water resource protection. They set the course for conservation in their counties by:

  • Providing local conservation leadership and coordination;
  • Establishing conservation policy based on local input and resource needs assessments;
  • Developing resource-driven county land and water resource management plans;
  • Possessing legislative and taxing authority;
  • Developing and adopting local, state, and federal cost-sharing programs; and
  • Promoting conservation awareness and stewardship at the local level.

Land and Water Conservation Departments (LWCD)

These professional staff provide local leadership in carrying out programs that conserve Wisconsin's land and water resources. Working closely with the LCCs, they are the primary local delivery system of natural resource programs.

Their connection to county government gives them an understanding of local land and water resource problems and solutions. That's why they're an excellent source for conservation assistance and planning. They provide educational, technical, and conservation planning assistance to help communities control rural and urban soil erosion; protect lakes, streams and groundwater; and manage woodlots, forests and wildlife.

Soil and Water Conservation Report

Learn more about our members' work. Developed annually, the joint report from DATCP and DNR highlights the conservation projects and successes of our county members.

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