There are currently six active committees in the association made up of county land conservation committee supervisors, department staff, WI Land+Water staff and agency partners. Please contact the committee chair or the WI Land+Water office for additional information or if you are interested in becoming a member.
Great Lakes Committee:
Greg Coulthurst, Door County SWCD, Chair.
The Great Lakes Committee will work to support, promote and develop county land and water programming to protect, conserve and enhance natural resources in the Great Lakes basin.
Kurt Calkins, Columbia County, Chair.
The Legislative/Administrative Committee reviews and takes action as deemed necessary on any proposed legislation, administrative rules, or other policy and procedure that may significantly impact the administration of conservation programs. They are also charged with initiating action that may be needed to improve the administration of conservation programs and coordinating a statewide information exchange among all county land conservation department administrators.
Mississippi River Basin Committee:
The Mississippi River Basin Committee is the newest committee and is still in the process of preparing guiding principals and preparing goals. If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee, please contact Rodney Webb.
Public Outreach Committee:
Paul Backhaus, Washington County, Chair.
Charged with developing and implementing an outreach plan to promote county land and water conservation programs and services, the goal of the Public Outreach Committee is to increase public awareness and support for county land and water conservation efforts.
Professional Improvement and Conference (PIC) Planning Committee:
Dale Konkol, Door County, Chair.
The PIC Committee's main function is to develop and implement an annual conference, which includes developing agendas, scheduling presenters, and all other activities associated with carrying out a successful conference. The PIC Committee also coordinates a Member Scholarship Program.
Matt Hanewall, La Crosse County, Chair.
The Technical Committee is charged with addressing issues relating to land conservation technical activities including, but not limited to: conservation planning, inventory and evaluation tools, technical certification, and conservation practice and design implementation. They may also serve to coordinate county review comments on draft technical standards by other agencies and organizations.
Youth Education Committee:
Tracy Arnold, Wood County, Chair.
This committee is committed to passing on Wisconsin’s rich conservation history by developing and maintain programs that educate and inspire Wisconsin’s youth. Wisconsin’s unique eco-diversity makes it the perfect classroom and our many programs work to ensure that future generations continue to care for our beautiful state.