Farmland Preservation Planning
Counties are revising their Farmland Preservation Plans (FPPs) 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 the County’s Comprehensive Plan. 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).
As soon as landowners are eligible for farmland preservation programs, then they may voluntarily become a part of these programs if they qualify. Farmland Preservation programs are all voluntary encouragement to keep land available for farming and forestry.
The Farmland Preservation Plan is part of the Comprehensive Plan.
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|Lincoln County Farmland Preservation Plan, 2016 1.20 MB|
|1—Existing Land Use 2.6 MB|
|2—Natural Resources 2.1 MB|
|3—Soils 5.4 MB|
|4—Cropland Data 1.0 MB|
|5—Public Land Ownership 850 KB|
|6—Planned Land Use 1.6 MB|
|7—Farmland Preservation 2.7 MB|
A—Town Farmland Preservation Maps. Click on map below:
|B—Public Participation Plan and Resolution. 100 KB|
|C—Farmland Preservation Plan Resolution & Ordinance. 140 KB|
|D—Farmland Preservation Flowchart & DATCP Tax Credit fact sheet. 400 KB|
|E—Town of Pine River Letter Opting-Out of FPP. 400 KB|
Click on map below to download maps showing farmland preservation areas:
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Make questions or comments about the plan here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)