Farmland Preservation Planning


 DATCP Farmland Preservation (FP) Home Page

 Farmland Preservation Flowchart Adobe PDF

Vilas 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.

Tax credits are not available until Farmland Preservation Zoning is certified or an Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) is established. (See "Farmland Preservation Flowchart.)

Once adopted, the Farmland Preservation Plan becomes an element of 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).


The Farmland Preservation Plan is part of the Comprehensive Plan.


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Vilas County Farmland Preservation Plan, 2015 Adobe PDF 180 KB


1—Existing Land Use Adobe PDF 3.4 MB  
2—Natural Resources Adobe PDF 1.8 MB  
3—Soils Adobe PDF 5.2 MB  
4—Future Land Use Adobe PDF 4.9 MB  
5—Land Ownership Adobe PDF 1.2 MB  
6—County Farmland Preservation Adobe PDF 8.3 MB  


A—Town Farmland Preservation Maps. Click on map below:
B—Public Participation Plan and Resolution. Adobe PDF 45 KB
C—Farmland Preservation Plan Resolution.

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

(Each download map is a Adobe PDF.)

Vilas Town Maps Town of Lincoln Lac du Flambeau Town of Lac du Flambeau Arbor Vitae Arbor Vitae St Germain Cloverland Eagle River Washington Lac du Flambeau Arbor Vitae Boulder Junction & Arbor Vitae Plum Lake Plum Lake Conover Phelps Phelps Manitowish Waters Boulder Junction Boulder Junction Land O Lakes & Plum Lake LOL, Plum Lake, & Conover Conover & Land O Lakes Phelps Winchester Presque Isle Presque Isle Land O Lakes Land O Lakes Winchester North Phelps northeast Presq Isle north Land O Lakes north east

Make questions or comments about the plan here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)




 North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission