Land and Water Resource Management Plan

2011-2020 Plan (pdf-30MB)
Executive Summary (pdf)

Conservation professionals throughout Wisconsin proposed the Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) Plan concept in 1996. This idea originated partly in response to the State Legislative call to “redesign” the Nonpoint Pollution Abatement Program. More importantly, it evolved from the long-standing need to establish and implement locally led conservation programs. The Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association (WLWCA) promoted the concept during State legislative deliberations in 1997, and soon gained the support of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

These plans serve as a multi-year work plan which will:

  • Identify local resources, concerns and priorities
  • Integrate existing resource management programs, plans and funding sources
  • Establish partnerships between agencies, municipalities and other organizations
  • Incorporate an information and education strategy for each plan objective
  • Identify a method to evaluate and monitor progress

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