Land and Water Resource Management Plan
Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) Plans provide counties an opportunity to explain how they will meet the state performance standards and prohibitions (NR 151 and ATCP 50) to reduce runoff and protect water quality, as well as address other local land and water resource management concerns. The LWRM Plan provides the counties with the ability to develop local strategies to address the concerns; budget the limited staff and cost share dollars toward these concerns; provide for integration of programs and funding from all sources; and develop a variety of implementation tools.
The Langlade County Land and Water Resource Management Plan provides a framework for local/state/federal conservation program implementation efforts. It is a working document that will utilize existing partnerships to achieve the goals and objectives identified within this plan. The availability of funding for staff and cost sharing will determine the progress in achieving the goals and objectives of this plan. Ultimately, implementation of this plan will protect and improve the valuable natural resources of Langlade County.
At the root of the county Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) plan concept is the cooperation of all agencies and groups within the county. The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATPC) requires that each county Land Conservation Department (LCD) have a 5-year (or 10-year) Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) plan (Ch.92, WI Statutes) to coordinate LCD activities. The Langlade County Land Conservation Committee (LCC) contracted with North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) to assist the LCD with facilitating the LWRM planning process.
Every citizen benefits from the protection and sustainable use of our natural resources. As a standing committee to the County Board, the Land Conservation Committee (LCC), and the Land Conservation Department (LCD) are the primary local delivery system of natural resources programs to local residents.
Generally, the Work Plan within the LWRM plan identifies goals, objectives, and actions for LCD staff to use over the 5-year (or 10-year) period of the LWRM plan. The Work Plan is required by DATCP for LCD staff to follow. Other agencies and departments are also included in the Work Plan, and may be the lead agencies for specific actions where LCD also has a role to play.
A group of county staff and local agency contacts made up the Technical Advisory Committee to create Work Plan goals, objectives, and actions for each department.
Citizen participation is very important to create the Work Plan goals, objectives, and actions. A local Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was created to brainstorm land and water resource issues in Langlade County.
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|Land and Water Resource Management Plan 2.5 MB|
|Plan Adopted: November 2014|
|1 - Designated Waters 745 KB|
|2 - Generalized Existing Land Use 1.8 MB|
|3 - Generalized Soils 3.5 MB|
|4 - Aquatic Invasive Waters 1.18 MB|
|5 - High Capacity Wells 800 KB|
|6 - Natural Resources 1.8 MB|
|A - Public Hearing Notice 10 KB|
|C - Langlade County Trout Streams Map 2.4 MB|
|D - Cost Sharing Practices 20 KB|
|E - NR 151 Performance Standards and Prohibitions Fact Sheets 1.5 MB|