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11/16/2020

Check out the latest video, "An Ear Full: The Roth Farm"

11/16/2020
The Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo is working to encourage profitable farming by building resiliency, diversifying farming operations, reducing inputs, and increasing farmers' return on investment. About ...
11/16/2020

View the new videos on low disturbance manure injection, a method which shows great potential for water quality improvement.

11/16/2020

If you have a private well on your property, check out our new Well Water Testing page for information on testing and other assistance available.

11/16/2020

You can now rent Land & Water Conservation's New No-Till-Drill!

For more information please visit our Soil Health Page.

Office Information

Land & Water Conservation Department
111 W Jackson St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Wood County River Block Building (Map)
2nd Floor
Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm M-F
Phone: (715) 421-8475

Our Mission

The Land & Water Conservation Department (LWCD) seeks to find solutions to land and water resource problems under the supervision of the publicly-elected Conservation, Education and Economic Development (CEED) Committee. This committee of the Wood County Board provides the LWCD with leadership, support and advice.

The LWCD provides educational, technical, conservation planning, and cost-share assistance to landowners, farmers, and units of government to help solve erosion and water quality problems. The LWCD also administers the Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program, Wood County Animal Waste and Manure Management Ordinance, Wood County Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation Ordinance, the Farmland Preservation Program, and the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The LWCD is a major reference for a variety of other state and local programs as well.

Staff

Shane Wucherpfennig, County Conservationist
swucherpfennig@co.wood.wi.us

Adam Groshek, Engineering Technician
Land & Water Resource Management Program
Animal Waste Storage Ordinance
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
MDV/Phosphorus Credit Contact
agroshek@co.wood.wi.us

Rodney Mayer, Conservation Program Coordinator
Wildlife Damage Abatement & Claims Program
Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation Ordinance
Environmental Education Program
rmayer@co.wood.wi.us

Emily Salvinski, Conservation Specialist
Nutrient Management
Conservation Planning
Database Management
esalvinski@co.wood.wi.us

Caleb Armstrong, Conservation Specialist
carmstrong@co.wood.wi.us

Lori Ruess, Administrative Services
lruess@co.wood.wi.us