Lincoln County
Land and Water Resource Management Plan

The purposes of the land and water resource management planning program are to: 1) conserve long-term soil productivity, 2) protect the quality of related natural resources, 3) enhance water quality, and 4) focus on severe soil erosion problems.

At the root of the county Land and Water Resource Management Plan (LWRMP) concept is the cooperation and coordination of all agencies and groups within the county that have a role in land and water resource management. This plan coordinates everyone's efforts, and focuses on how the County's Land Services Department will work with the other agencies.

The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) requires each county conservation department [the Lincoln County Land Services Department] have a 10-year Land and Water Resource Management Plan (LWRMP) (Ch. 92.10, Wis. Statutes) to coordinate their activities. The Lincoln County Land Services Department (LSD) contracted with North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) to assist with facilitating the LWRMP planning process.

Land and Water Resource Management 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.

Every citizen benefits from the protection and sustainable use of our natural resources. As a standing committee to the County Board, the Land Services Committee (LSC), and the Land Services Department (LSD) are the primary local delivery system of natural resources programs to local residents.

Generally, goals, objectives, and actions are identified within the LWRMP for LSD staff to use over the 10-year period. The Work Plan is required by DATCP for LSD staff to follow. Other agencies and departments are also included in the LWRMP, and may be the lead agencies for specific actions where LSD also has a role to play.

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DRAFT Lincoln County Land & Water Resource Management Plan Adobe PDF 1.7 MB
Draft plan (Nov. 2016).
1-Land Use Adobe PDF 2.5 MB
2-Designated Waters Adobe PDF 800 KB
3-General Soils Adobe PDF 6.0 MB
4-Natural Resources Adobe PDF 2.0 MB