Oneida County
Land and Water Resource Management Plan
2012-2016

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 Oneida 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 Oneida County as well as maintain the vision of preserving Oneida 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 5-year Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) plan (Ch.92, WI Statutes) to coordinate LWCD activities. The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Committee (LWCC) 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 and Water Conservation Committee (LWCC), and the Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) are the primary local delivery system of natural resources programs to local residents.

Generally, the Work Plan within the LWRM plan identifies goals, objectives, and actions for LWCD staff to use over the 5-year period of the LWRM plan. The Work Plan is required by DATCP for LWCD staff to follow. Other agencies and departments are also included in the Work Plan, and may be the lead agencies for specific actions where LWCD also has a role to play.

A group of county staff and local agency contacts made up the Technical Advisory Committee to create Work Plan goals, objectives, and actions for each department.

Citizen participation is very important to create the Work Plan goals, objectives, and actions. A local Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was created to brainstorm land and water resource issues in Oneida County. The CAC created 45 issues in a brainstorming session. Through a self scoring process, several issues were combined and other issues were eliminated.

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Oneida County Land and Water Resource Management Plan 2012-2016 Adobe PDF 1.47 MB       
Adopted Plan without maps. Download maps below.
 
MAPS
1—Location  Adobe PDF 238 KB
2—Existing Land Use  Adobe PDF LARGE 3.36 MB
3—Water Features Adobe PDF LARGE 1.14 MB
 
PERFORMANCE STANDARD SHEETS
Agriculture Sheets Adobe PDF 82 KB
Construction and Stormwater Management Sheets Adobe PDF 140 KB
Transportation Adobe PDF 132 KB

 

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