Land Conservation Division
Our office is located at
Eau Claire County Land Conservation
227 1st St. West
Altoona, WI 54720
Land Conservation Commission:
Mandated by Wisconsin State Law, each county shall have a Land Conservation Committee/Commission and designates the membership. Its purpose is to preserve the soil and water resources of each county.
Erosion Control Plans and Storm Water Management:
Plans are required for new business and residential developments. Permit applications are available at the Planning & Development Office located at the County Courthouse or the Land Conservation office located in Altoona and by following the link below. Site and Plan reviews are performed by the Land Conservation Staff. Contact the Land Conservation Office at 715-839-6226 for additional information or status updates related to plan review.
Erosion Control Plans and Storm Water Management Permits
Erosion Control and Storm Water Education:
Eau Claire County is a member of the Chippewa Valley Storm Water Forum. The Forum was established as a collaborative effort of 12 surrounding municipalities to create an Education and Outreach Program as part of their MS4 Permit requirements by the Department of Natural Resources. The Rain to Rivers...Wise Choices for Cleaner Waters is an education campaign sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Storm Water Forum aimed at protecting and improving the quality of local lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands. See our web page at Rains to Rivers
Wildlife Damage & Claims Program:
The Wisconsin Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program (WDACP) assists farmers when wildlife damage their crops. The program provides damage prevention assistance and partial compensation to farmers when wild deer, bear, Canadian geese and turkeys damage their agricultural crops. For general information visit the DNR Wildlife Damage link at: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/damage . For any questions, concerns or assistance please contact Mike Erickson at (715) 839-4785.
Wisconsin Deer Donation Program:
The Wisconsin Deer Donation Program is funded by Wisconsin's Wildlife Damage Program and hunter donations. Legally harvested deer can be dropped off at participating processors and the venison will be distributed to charitable organizations to help feed Wisconsin's needy. To obtain additional information, visit the DNR website at http://drn.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/damage/donation/mainindex.htm .
Animal Waste Applications & Companion Forms:
Animal Waste Storage
Management Assessment Worksheet
Site Assessment Worksheet
Animal Waste Storage Closure Application
Tree & Shrub Program:
The Division offers a selection of native trees and shrubs for sale. Order blanks are available at the end of the year and pick-up is in April the following year. The minimum order is 25 of one species and the maximum order is 300, which may be a combination of several varieties. They are 2-3 year old seedlings. Call (715) 839-6226 to be placed on the mailing list. Click the following links for tree and shrub descriptions, program rules and tree order form.
Rain Barrel Workshop Program:
Eau Claire County Land Conservation holds Rain barrel workshops in the spring/summer. These workshops are part of our Education and Outreach Program for Storm Water Management. Call the Land Conservation Division office at (715) 839-6226 with any questions.
Land and Water Resource Management Plan:
Please click here to access the Final Draft Land and Water Resource Management Plan, approved by the County Board 12/4/2012.
Land Stewardship Program:
The Eau Claire County Land Stewardship Program was established in 2010 as a framework to facilitate the protection and preservaton of land tracts within Eau Claire County that meet the following priorities recommended by the Land Stewarship Subcommittee and established by the Land Conservation Commission: Significant Ecological Value, Recreation and Public Access, Strong Community Support, Good Value for County Residents, Sustains Resource Base and Quality of Life. To access the Eau Claire County Land Stewardship Fund Policy and Procedures for Program Administrations please chick here. For more information about the program or to donate, please check out our brochure or fact sheet that explain more about the program.
Conservation Speaking Contest: