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1/8/2024

Accepting the surrender of exotic pets including fish, plants, corals, inverts, small mammals, birds and reptiles.

Saturday, January 27, 2024 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Schmeeckle Reserve, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI  54481.

For more information, please contact John Moyles at adoptions@jraar.org.  

8/16/2023

Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 for a Grazing Tour at the Joseph & Sandra Behlen farm.  View full post for complete details and to view the event flyer.

RSVP by Thursday, September 7, 2023 for the complimentary lunch by calling or emailing:

Phone:  (715) 421-8475      Email:  landcons@woodcountywi.gov. 

6/27/2023

We hope you find this video informative on a series of different trial runs for cover cropping!

3/16/2023

The 2023 Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo will be held on March 22, 2023, at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids.  The Expo can also be attended live online.

Registration is required.

For more details and to register, please visit https://www.mstc.edu/farm-expo

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
shane.wucherpfennig@woodcountywi.gov

Kyle Andreae, Engineering Technician
Land & Water Resource Management Program
Animal Waste Storage Ordinance
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
MDV/Phosphorus Credit Contact
kyle.andreae@woodcountywi.gov

Rodney Mayer, Conservation Program Coordinator
Wildlife Damage Abatement & Claims Program
Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation Ordinance
Environmental Education Program
rodney.mayer@woodcountywi.gov

Emily Salvinski, Conservation Specialist
Nutrient Management
Conservation Planning
Database Management
emily.salvinski@woodcountywi.gov

Kendra Kundinger, Conservation Specialist
Nutrient Management
Conservation Planning
Invasive Species
No-till Drill Rental
Grazing
kendra.kundinger@woodcountywi.gov

Barb Peeters, Conservation Administrative Specialist
barb.peeters@woodcountywi.gov