- Information about about County Operations.
- Social distancing and minimizing travel can have a major impact in delaying the epidemic. Dane County is encouraging people to conduct business with County Departments via phone and email, where possible. Using prevention, we can slow the spread of the disease and protect the most vulnerable.
- Please monitor Public Health Madison & Dane County’s website (https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/partners-providers/resources-by-disease/coronavirus) for more information.
- If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Land & Water Resources Department and Dane County Parks Office will be CLOSED to the public for walk-in business due to COVID-19 virus precautionary measures. Staff will be available to address phone calls and emails during typical office hours. Some limited exceptions may be made by appointment only for select services but these will require calling in advance.
The Land Conservation Division is one of four divisions of the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department. The division helps landowners plan, design, and implement conservation practices with the goal of protecting water quality and conserving soil in Dane County. Our goal is to provide conservation planning assistance and technical service in the area of soil and water conservation to landowners, land users, and decision-makers of Dane County, Wisconsin.
The Land Conservation Division's most significant functions are providing technical service and conservation planning assistance to landowners and units of government to help them meet their conservation objectives. Some of the technical assistance that staff provide include: conservation planning, site evaluation for best management practices, survey and design work for agricultural practices.
There are a number of conservation programs available. Land Conservation Division staff may be able to assist you in determining if your land is suitable/ eligible and help you through the application and program implementation process.
In general, staff first assess any sources of erosion or pollution with the landowner and draft suggested solutions. If the landowner decides to install conservation practices, staff supervise the design and construction of the project and certifies it upon completion.
Staff provides support to federal, state and local programs in order to protect soil resources, improve water quality for both agricultural and non-agricultural land. Examples of agricultural conservation practices that we can help with:
Rotational Grazing Plans
Low Disturbance Manure Injection
Contact the Dane County Land Conservation Staff for any questions.
- 4/18/2020 - Ecological Restoration Volunteer Opportunity at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve
- 4/18/2020 - Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract
- 4/21/2020 - Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group
- 4/25/2020 - Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area
- 4/26/2020 - Schumacher Farm County Park - Springtime at the Farm