Farmland Preservation Planning


 DATCP Farmland Preservation (FP) Home Page

 Farmland Preservation Flowchart Adobe PDF

Forest County

Counties are revising their farmland preservation plans to meet new requirements designed to better protect farmland. Once certified by DATCP, these plans ensure access to program benefits, including landowner eligibility for farmland preservation tax credits.

Once adopted, the Farmland Preservation Plan becomes an element of County’s Comprehensive Plan. Any land designated for farmland preservation shall not be planned for anything except agricultural or forestry uses.  This document is intended to fulfill the statutory requirements for both the Farmland Preservation Plan (Chapter 91, Subchapter II, WI Statutes) and the Agricultural Element of the Comprehensive Plan (s66.1001(2), WI Statutes).


The Farmland Preservation Plan is part of the Comprehensive Plan.


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Forest County Farmland Preservation Plan Adobe PDF 400 KB
Adopted, March 2016.
***Forest County Farmland Preservation Plan Adobe PDF 16 MB
*** Complete Plan with maps and attachments for 1-click download of full plan.


1—Natural Resources Adobe PDF 1.40 MB
2—Soils Adobe PDF 2.50 MB
3—Land Ownership Adobe PDF 1.8 MB
4—Existing Land Use Adobe PDF 1.6 MB
5—Future Land Use Adobe PDF 1.1 MB
6—County Farmland Preservation Adobe PDF 830 KB


A—Town Farmland Preservation Maps. Click on map below:

Click on map below to download maps showing farmland preservation areas:

(Each download map is a Adobe PDF.)

Forest County Alvin Alvin Alvin Alvin Hiles Popple River Argonne Hiles Popple river Ross Argonne Hiles Armstrong Creek Caswell Armstrong Creek Ross Caswell Argonne Hiles Blackwell Laona Laona Crandon Lincoln Crandon Blackwell Wabeno Blackwell Wabeno Laona Lincoln Nashville Wabeno Wabeno Freedom Nashville

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(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)




 North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission