Conservation Project Cost-Sharing

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“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; we will understand only what we have been taught.”
– Baba Doium, Sengalese Ecologist

The Land Conservation Division (LCD) provides engineering technical assistance to landowners and other government entities to address resource concerns.  Projects range from addressing barnyard issues to stabilizing eroding stream banks and well abandonment's.  If you are experiencing erosion issues feel free to contact the LCD for assistance.

Well Abandonment's: 

In an effort to help protect groundwater, Eau Claire County has a Cost Share Program for county residents who are closing old wells.  Half the cost up to $400 can be reimbursed for properly abandoning a well, contingent upon available funding. 

How can you take part?

After you have had your well properly abandoned, fill out and send the items below to:

Eau Claire County LCD 

Attn: Jenna

721 Oxford Avenue

Eau Claire, WI. 54703  

We will notify you if your application is approved for funding.  All items can also be mailed or emailed to you upon request if you call (715)839-6226.

 1) Cost Share Application

2) Completed Form 3300-5B

Well Abandonment form from DNR (provided from your well company)

3) Receipts for materials & labor

4) Completed Substitute W-9


Gully renovated with engineering assistance provided by LCD staff.  A diversion and rock lined waterway were utilized to restore the gully.


Eau Claire County Cost Share Program Policies-2019



Grant Programs:

Soil & Water Resource Management Grant (Available through the LCD)

WI Department of Natural Resources - Targeted Runoff Management Grant 

WI Department of Natural Resources Notice of Intent/Discharge Grant 

Natural Resources Conservation Service - Environmental Quality Incentives Program