Land and Water Resource Management Plan
Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) Plans provide counties an opportunity to explain how they will meet the state performance standards and prohibitions (NR 151 and ATCP 50) to reduce runoff and protect water quality, as well as address other local land and water resource management concerns. The LWRM Plan provides the counties with the ability to develop local strategies to address the concerns; budget the limited staff and cost share dollars toward these concerns; provide for integration of programs and funding from all sources; and develop a variety of implementation tools.
The Forest County Land and Water Resource Management Plan provides a framework for local/state/federal conservation program implementation efforts. It is a working document that will utilize existing partnerships to achieve the goals and objectives identified within this plan. The availability of funding for staff and cost sharing will determine the progress in achieving the goals and objectives of this plan. Ultimately, implementation of this plan will protect and improve the valuable natural resources of Forest County as well as maintain the vision of preserving Forest County’s abundant rural character.
At the root of the county Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) plan concept is the cooperation of all agencies and groups within the county. The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATPC) requires that each county Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) have a 10-year Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) plan (Ch.92, WI Statutes) to coordinate LWCD activities. The Forest County Land Conservation / Agriculture and Extension (LC/AE) Committee contracted with North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC) to assist the LWCD with facilitating the LWRM planning process.
Every citizen benefits from the protection and sustainable use of our natural resources. As a standing committee to the County Board, the Land Conservation / Agriculture and Extension (LC/AE) Committee, and the Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) are the primary local delivery system of natural resources programs to local residents.
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|Forest County Land and Water Resource Management Plan 2018-2027 5.0 MB|
|Adopted: August 2017.|