"To provide a wide range of land planning and management services to the residents of Eau Claire County in a cost effective, courteous, efficient, and fair manner"



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Conservation Project Cost-Sharing

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Programs and services available to rural landowners through the Land Conservation Division.


Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

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CREP targets high-priority conservation issues. In exchange for removing land from production producers are paid an annual rental rate.


Eau Claire River Watershed

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The Eau Claire River watershed encompasses five different counties, three lake districts, and one lake association.  Agriculture, forestry, and low-density residential development are the dominant land uses within the watershed, including large areas of public-owned forest lands.


Erosion Control and Storm Water - Education

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"Eau Claire" translates to "Clear Waters".  Learn how to help keep our waterways clean and clear!



Erosion Control and Storm Water - Permitting

Street drainInformation regarding permitting requirements for projects regulated under Eau Claire County Code Title 17.


Farmland Preservation Program

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Landowners in designated Farmland Preservation areas who meet state soil and water conservation standards are eligible to claim an annual state income tax credit.

Groundwater Protection

Groundwater cycle Over 90% of all drinking water in the Upper Midwest comes from groundwater sources.  Let's work together to keep it clean for future generations!


Land Stewardship

leaf dripping waterThe Eau Claire County Land Stewardship Program was established in 2010 as a framework to facilitate the protection and preservation of land tracts within Eau Claire County.


Manure Storage Ordinance

Manure StoragePlanning, design, management, and construction oversight services for all facets of animal waste storage.


No Till Drill Rental

No Till Drill

Eau Claire County owns a Great Plains 1006 NT that is available for farmers to rent. 



Nutrient Management (NRCS 590 Standard)
Nutrient ManagementNutrient Management is defined by 4 R's: Right Amount, Right Source, Right Placement, and Right Timing.  Let Eau Claire County LCD help you make sure you've got all 4 covered!

Pasture Pump

PumpPic Information regarding what pasture pumps are and how they are used. 



Tree & Shrub Sales
Tree & Shrub ProgramIn 30 years of annual tree sales, Eau Claire County LCD has sold over 1 Million trees!  Get your order in today and help our forests grow!



Wetland Regulations Information
Wetland Regulations InformationA listing of federal, state and local agencies that are able to answer questions regarding wetlands.



Wildlife Damage & Claims
Wildlife DamageThe program provides damage prevention assistance and partial compensation to farmers when wild deer, bear, Canadian geese and turkeys damage their agricultural crops.



Wisconsin Deer Donation
Wisconsin Deer Donation ProgramLegally harvested deer can be dropped off at participating processors and the venison will be distributed to charitable organizations to help feed Wisconsin's needy.


Youth Education

2016FirstPlaceWinner_LilleyOldenburg_WeAllNeedTrees_Caption-BrighterEau Claire County LCD helps educate the youth of the area on conservation issues through events like the Land Judging Competition and the Poster & Speaking Contest.




  • DATCP – WI Dept. of Ag, Trade, and Consumer Protection
  • DNR – WI Department of Natural Resources
  • UWEX - University of Wisconsin - Extension
  • WI Land + Water - WI Land and Water Conservation Association




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.

Land and Water Resource Management Plan

View the current Land and Water Resource Management Plan as approved by the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors on December 4, 2012.

Land Conservation 2018 Annual Report

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