Farmland Preservation Planning


 DATCP Farmland Preservation (FP) Home Page

 Farmland Preservation Flowchart Adobe PDF

Lincoln County

Counties are revising their Farmland Preservation Plans (FPPs) to meet new requirements designed to better protect farmland. Once certified by DATCP, these plans ensure access to program benefits, including landowner eligibility for farmland preservation tax credits.

Once adopted, the Farmland Preservation Plan becomes an element of the County’s Comprehensive Plan.  This document is intended to fulfill the statutory requirements for both the Farmland Preservation Plan (Chapter 91, Subchapter II, WI Statutes) and the Agricultural Element of the Comprehensive Plan (s66.1001(2), WI Statutes).

As soon as landowners are eligible for farmland preservation programs, then they may voluntarily become a part of these programs if they qualify. Farmland Preservation programs are all voluntary encouragement to keep land available for farming and forestry.


The Farmland Preservation Plan is part of the Comprehensive Plan.


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Lincoln County Farmland Preservation Plan, 2016 Adobe PDF 1.20 MB
Adopted 2016.


1—Existing Land Use Adobe PDF 2.6 MB
2—Natural Resources Adobe PDF 2.1 MB
3—Soils Adobe PDF 5.4 MB
4—Cropland Data Adobe PDF 1.0 MB
5—Public Land Ownership Adobe PDF 850 KB
6—Planned Land Use Adobe PDF 1.6 MB
7—Farmland Preservation Adobe PDF 2.7 MB


A—Town Farmland Preservation Maps. Click on map below:

B—Public Participation Plan and Resolution. Adobe PDF 100 KB
C—Farmland Preservation Plan Resolution & Ordinance. Adobe PDF 140 KB
D—Farmland Preservation Flowchart & DATCP Tax Credit fact sheet. Adobe PDF 400 KB
E—Town of Pine River Letter Opting-Out of FPP. Adobe PDF 400 KB

Click on map below to download maps showing farmland preservation areas:

(Each download map is a Adobe PDF.)

Lincoln FPP Corning southwest Corning southeast Scott and C. Merrill C. Merrill & Pine River Pine River - east Corning - central, west Harding - south Rock Falls & T. Merrill T. Merrill Schley Corning - north Harding - north Rock Falls Birch Russell Tomahawk - west Tomahawk - east Bradley - south Skanawan Harrison - south Somo Wilson Bradley - north King Harrison - north

Make questions or comments about the plan here.
(Email link to submit comments on this plan.)




 North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission