Governor Signs 2021-23 Biennial Budget, Increases for County Conservation
Evers approves proposed increases to county conservation department staff funding in the DATCP budget.
Clean Water Initiative
A partnership toward clean water and resilient farms in Wisconsin.
Learn more about how we hope to act as a catalyst for critically needed polices.
Nonpoint Program Paper
A joint effort to prevent pollutant runoff and soil erosion across multiple states and agencies.
Learn how the program is structured, funded, and our members' role in protecting water resources.
WI Land+Water is a voice for locally led conservation in Wisconsin.
Federal and state legislation and conservation policy is implemented at the local level by county land and water conservation departments (LWCDs) and land conservation committees (LCCs). As such, WI Land+Water works to enhance the capacity of LWCDs to implement sensible conservation practices that conserve our land and water. Our role is to ensure county conservation is represented in
- Statewide legislative deliberations
- Natural resource agency rule-making processes
- Technical conservation standards development and review
WI Land+Water's Legislative/Administrative Committee, consisting of LWCD staff and LCC supervisors, WI Land+Water staff, and agency partners, is actively engaged with shaping our position on legislation and policy issues. The committee promotes the values of local control and flexibility in implementing conservation programs, including regulatory and voluntary approaches.
State Biennial Budget
Wisconsin's 2021-23 biennial budget provides critical funding to county conservation departments. Learn more about the budget process here!Learn More
Legislative Guiding Principles
Bedrock law and policy concepts that will enable us to improve land and water conservation programs and their delivery.Learn More